Dear Queens' College, Cambridge,

Could you please provide a breakdown of costs and expenses associated with (a) academic prizes from the last academic year (2018-2019) and (b) the Foundation (Scholars’) Dinner and preceding ceremony that took place on the 8 November 2019.

(a) Academic prizes: breakdown of costs relating to students receiving awards/prizes for getting a First (or equivalent) in their results from the academic year 2018-2019, including but not limited to: money given to Foundation Scholars (£200), Book Prizes for a high 2:i, and prizes that are given beyond the Foundation Scholars amount.

(b) Dinner: all costs and expenses relating to the dinner and its preceding ceremony – including but not limited to: food, catering, staff, non-staff expenses, wine, port, other drinks, decorations, accommodation provided by the college, etc.

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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. I look forward to receiving your response in the next 20 working days.

Yours faithfully,

Oliver Banks

Dear Queens' College, Cambridge,

The Request required you to respond by today (the 19th December). This is a reminder to please do so.

Yours faithfully,

Oliver Banks

Lorraine Loftus, Queens' College, Cambridge

Dear Mr Banks

Further to your request dated 20 November, 2019 under the Freedom of
Information Act, the answers to your questions are as follows:

(a) Academic prizes = £54,000

(b) Dinner = £7,430.61

If you feel that we have not dealt with your request under the Freedom of
Information Act properly, the College’s procedures indicate that you may
complain to the President who may be contacted at Queens’ College,
Cambridge, CB3 9ET, email: [1][email address].

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Yours sincerely

Jonathan Spence
Senior Bursar

 

 

On 20/11/2019 14:29, Oliver Banks wrote:

Dear Queens' College, Cambridge,

Could you please provide a breakdown of costs and expenses associated with (a) academic prizes from the last academic year (2018-2019) and (b) the Foundation (Scholars’) Dinner and preceding ceremony that took place on the 8 November 2019.

(a) Academic prizes: breakdown of costs relating to students receiving awards/prizes for getting a First (or equivalent) in their results from the academic year 2018-2019, including but not limited to: money given to Foundation Scholars (£200), Book Prizes for a high 2:i, and prizes that are given beyond the Foundation Scholars amount.

(b) Dinner: all costs and expenses relating to the dinner and its preceding ceremony – including but not limited to: food, catering, staff, non-staff expenses, wine, port, other drinks, decorations, accommodation provided by the college, etc.

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.

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. I look forward to receiving your response in the next 20 working days.

Yours faithfully,

Oliver Banks

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