Financial Report 2011-12

James Carter made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Blackfriars Hall, Oxford

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Dear Blackfriars Hall, Oxford,

Please treat this as a freedom of information request. Could I please have a copy of the Financial Statement of the
PPH for 2011-12, ideally in PDF format, or a hyperlink to it.

Yours faithfully,

James Carter

Dear Blackfriars Hall, Oxford,

With regards to my prior Freedom of Information request:

I note that in the past you have ignored freedom of information requests, and can only assume that this is because you feel you are exempt from the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I would kindly point you to Schedule 1, Part 4, Clause 53 (1) of said act:

"(The Governing body of)...
b) a university receiving financial support under section 65 of the [1992 c. 13.] Further and Higher Education Act 1992, (...)

e) any college, school, hall or other institution of a university which falls within paragraph (b)."

In Sub-section 2 (d), it is specified that "(in sub-section 1) in paragraph (e) “college” includes any institution in the nature of a college."

Blackfriars Hall is an institution in the nature of a college, or in any case a hall of the University of Oxford and thus falls under the FoIA notwithstanding its possible affiliations with other charitable institutions. Therefore I will be required to elevate things if you refuse or ignore this request on grounds that you are exempt from the FoIA 2000 unless you can demonstrate that your affiliation with a separate charitable organisation overrides your affiliation with the University of Oxford with regards to FoI requests.

Yours faithfully,

James Carter

Blackfriars Bursary, Blackfriars Hall, Oxford

Dear James


Thank you for your email. Blackfriars Hall has no independent corporate
existence in civil law from the English Province of the Order of
Preachers. We are informed by the Information Commissioner's Office that,
since Blackfriars Hall is wholly owned by the English Province of the
Order of Preachers (registered charity no. 231192), we are not considered
by the Information Commissioner as a "public authority" under the terms of
the Freedom of Information Act, but rather are subject to the Charity


You can find our details on the Charity Commission's website here: 


Kind regards




Lucy Traves

Assistant Hall Bursar

Blackfriars Hall

64 St Giles

Oxford OX1 3LY


+44  (1)865 610203


Blackfriars Hall and Studium Generale are part of the English Province of
the Order of Preachers (also known as the Dominicans), a charity
registered in England and Wales (231192) and in Scotland (SC039062).



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