Any residents of Carmarthenshire wanting to know how much their council spends on shindigs such as the Chartered Institute for Public Relations PRide Cymru awards event will find that their curiosity runs into a brick wall.
Last year the Taxpayers' Alliance compiled a document based on FoI responses into the amounts spent by councils attending award ceremonies. Unsurprisingly, Carmarthenshire council refused to disclose information on the basis of Section 12, saying that it would cost too much to get the information.
Full information here: http://www.taxpayersalliance.com/awardceremonies.pdf
A simple browse on the CIPR website shows tickets to be cost £108 individually, with the possibility of a free ticket for block booking. In addition, there are annual membership fees.
Details here: http://www.cipr.co.uk/content/events-awards/pride-awards/pride-awards-dinners/cymru-wales
By the council's own admission there are 20 members of SirGarPR - granted they're not all press officers - and it would be interesting to know how many of that 20 went along. Due to section 12, we may never know.