Dear Tate Gallery,
Re: Decision to accept BP's offer of renewal of sponsorship
Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please provide the following information:
1. The date the decision was made by Tate Trustees to accept BP's offer of renewal of sponsorship as announced on 19 December 2011.
2. The minutes of the meeting of the Trustees at which this decision was taken and the minutes of any other meeting at which the renewal of BP sponsorship now announced was discussed along with any other record of the deliberation(s) taken by Trustees on this matter.
3. The minutes of the Tate Ethics Committee at which BP sponsorship renewal was discussed and the recommendation(s) and any associated report by the Ethics Committee, or any other body, made to the Tate Board on or related to the matter of BP sponsorship renewal after 19 May 2010 and up to the date of subsequent announcement (19 December 2011).
4. Any other assessment of BP and Tate's Ethical Fundraising Policy in 2011 and any information or reports regarding environmental, reputational or similar audits and/investigations conducted by Tate (or parties contracted by Tate) relating to BP sponsorship in the period of the present sponsorship (that decided by Tate management in 2006 to be until 2012) including any assessments with regard to impacts on fulfilment of Tate's mission.
5. The email Nicholas Serota, Director of Tate, sent to Tate staff with regard to the acceptance of BP's offer of renewal of sponsorship when it was announced.
I, along with others, look forward to your prompt reply.
Thank you for your request for information. Your request (our ref: 354)
was received on the 28th December 2011. It will be dealt with under the
terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and we will send you a
response within 20 working days.
If you have any queries about this email, please contact me.
On Behalf of Tate's Freedom of Information Group
Dear Glen Tarman,
I am writing to let you know that Tate will be unable to respond to your
request (our reference 354, copied below) made under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (FOIA) within the 20 working days which expire at
the end of today.
This is because Tate is considering the application of qualified
exemptions in relation to your request, ie exemptions that are subject
to the public interest test. In such cases the public authority is
permitted to respond within such time as is reasonable in the
circumstances (Section 10(3) FOIA).
Tate is considering the application of an exemption under Section 36
FOIA which provides that information is exempt information if, in the
reasonable opinion of a qualified person, disclosure of the information
would, or would be likely to, prejudice the effective conduct of public
affairs. Tate is also considering the application of an exemption under
Section 43(2)FOIA which applies where disclosure would, or would be
likely to, prejudice the commercial interests of any person (including
the public authority holding the information).
We estimate that we will be able to respond to your request within a
further 15 working days, ie by 16 February.
Do let me know if you have any questions about the above.
On behalf of Tate's Freedom of Information Group
To: Glen Tarman [[FOI #98161 email]]
Dear Mr Tarman
Please find the response to your FoI request (Tate reference 354).
<<Response FINAL 3.doc>>
Ruth Findlay <<Bundle A (2).pdf>> <<Bundle B (2).pdf>> <<Bundle C.pdf>>
<<FOI Case 354 Notice (2).pdf>>
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