CP Plymouth City Council Expenditure 2005

Exchange of letters in 2005 where member of the public tries to obtain details of Common Purpose training and expenditure by Plymouth City Council. No detail of the expenditure of public money is obtained. The Council gives a vague expenditure of £53,700. Key quote by Corporate lawyer “Given that much of the support that has and continues to be provided to the (CP) programme by way of speaker’s time by way of participation at workshop sessions, allied to the fact that I have no historic record of who has attended, other than the two I have advised of, I AM UNABLE TO PROVIDE FIGURES”. Therefore Plymouth City Council cannot account for monies spent on CP, yet admits that officers support the course in public time - contrary to the repeated claims of Common Purpose - that participation is by a ‘private’ individual in their private time. Why does CP lie?