Financial relationships the college holds with the alcohol industry & support by the college for alcohol harm support services.

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge,

This is a formal request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I am writing to request information on the financial relationships the college holds with the alcohol industry and the support by the college for alcohol harm support services.

Please include the following information:

1. A portfolio statement of the alcohol production, alcohol trade and alcohol sales organisations in which Lucy Cavendish College holds direct or indirect investments, if any, specifying how many shares/bonds/assets are held and their approximate value.

2. A statement of the organisations which provide or fund alcohol harm support services in which Lucy Cavendish College holds direct or indirect investments, or to which Lucy Cavendish College has made donations within the last five financial years, if any, specifying how many shares/bonds/assets are held, and/or how many donations have been made, and their approximate value.

3. A statement of the charitable activities relating to alcohol harm support services have been undertaken by Lucy Cavendish College within the last five years, if any.

Please provide an index of relating documents.

If you are to invoke Section 43 to withhold information in relation to any of these questions please note you must provide details of the exact FOIA exemption, details of who would be prejudiced by this information, and a public interest test justifying a conclusion with arguments for and against the release of the information.

If you are to invoke Section 12 to withhold information in relation to any of these questions please provide details of how locating, retrieving and extracting this information would exceed the appropriate limit of £450 as set out in the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004. Please also be aware of your duty under section 16 (1) of the Act to advise and assist me in narrowing my request to bring it within the appropriate limit.

In its guidance the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said that the requirement to respond ‘promptly’ and the requirement to respond no later than 20 working days were to be considered as separate obligations. Public bodies should be able to justify why it took them as long as 20 days to respond to requests in cases where they do not act more promptly than that ‘long stop’ deadline. I look forward to receiving your response in the next 20 working days. If you are unable to provide a response in the next 20 working days please provide an updates timeline by the deadline 16/08/2021.

Thank you very much for your assistance with this request. If you would like any clarification on the information I have asked for, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Yours faithfully,

Megan Driver

LCC Freedom of Information Officer,

To Megan Driver

By email: Megan Driver <[FOI #772904 email]>

Dear Megan Driver

our ref: f2021-030 Financial relationships the college holds with the alcohol industry & support by the college for alcohol harm support services.

Thank you for your FOI request, set out below.

Lucy Cavendish College is not able to provide the information that you have requested as it is not held, but we would be happy to respond to more directed questions on this request to try to assist you further.

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint, you should write to me, at the Lucy Cavendish College address below.

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the College. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

The Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Kind regards

Alison Vinnicombe

Ms Alison A Vinnicombe | Freedom of Information Officer
Lucy Cavendish College, Lady Margaret Road, Cambridge, CB3 0BU
E. [email address] W. www.lucy-cav.cam.ac.uk
Lucy Cavendish College Registered Charity No: 1137875

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Dear Alison,

Thank you for your response.

Information sent in response to a request concerning the college’s investment portfolio on 30th September 2019 outlines that, at the time, the college held both direct (approx. £84,872) and indirect (approx. £29,170) investments in organisations which participate in the production, trade and/or sale of alcohol as their main activity, including Diageo Plc and Anheuser-Busch.

May I request the following information:
1) A list of the shares/bonds/assets in alcohol production, trade and sales corporations, and their value, which have been acquired since 30.09.2019.
2) A list of the shares/bonds/assets in alcohol production, trade and sales corporations, and their value, which have been relinquished since 30.09.2019.

I hope that this more specific request makes it easier for the college to provide the information.

Yours sincerely,

Megan Driver

LCC Freedom of Information Officer,

To Megan Driver

By email <[FOI #772904 email]>

Dear Megan Drive

Follow-up F2021-030 Financial Relationships with the alcohol industry

Further to your supplementary request, I am responding on behalf of Lucy Cavendish College with the following information:

1) A list of the shares/bonds/assets in alcohol production, trade and sales corporations, and their value, which have been acquired since 30.09.2019.
2) A list of the shares/bonds/assets in alcohol production, trade and sales corporations, and their value, which have been relinquished since 30.09.2019.

Whitbread
10.11.20 Buy 2420 £65,908
13.11.20 Buy 345 £9,535
11.06.21 Sell 2765 £91,480

Diageo
22.08.19 Sell 765 £26,316
29.10.20 Buy 510 £12,739

We are unable to comment on any trades in underlying funds, such as those that may have taken place with Anheuser-Busch, as our Investment Advisors have no visibility over those.

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint, you should write to me, at the Lucy Cavendish College address below.

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the College. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

The Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Kind regards

Alison Vinnicombe

Ms Alison A Vinnicombe | Freedom of Information Officer
Lucy Cavendish College, Lady Margaret Road, Cambridge, CB3 0BU
E. [email address] W. www.lucy-cav.cam.ac.uk
Lucy Cavendish College Registered Charity No: 1137875

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