Audit Committee 2009

Diane Scott made this Freedom of Information request to Glasgow Caledonian University

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Dear Glasgow Caledonian University,

In response to an earlier request that I made you responded as follows:

In the latter half of 2009 the Court of Session considered an appeal by Glasgow City Council and Dundee City Council against a decision by the Scottish Information Commissioner. Basically the Court confirmed the publics' right to INFORMATION not DOCUMENTS -

"The right conferred by section 1, where it applies, is therefore to be given the information, rather than a particular record (or a copy of the record) that contains it. Put shortly, the Act provides a right of access to information, not documentation." [Court of Session Opinion, Paragraph 43].

The University considers that the Minutes of all its audit committee meetings are specific documents and therefore disclosure is out with the terms of FOISA. However if you would let us know what specific information you are looking for the University will consider it under the terms of FOISA."

I am interested in the matters that are discussed at audit committees in Scottish and UK education institutions. Therefore I should be very grateful if you would send me all of the information that is included in the minutes of your audit committee in the calendar year 2009.

Yours faithfully,

Diane Scott

Freedom of Information Enquiries,

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Dear Ms Scott

I refer to your request for information (email below).

Please find attached a document listing all the matters that have been discussed by the University Audit Committee in 2009.

Yours sincerely

Pat McKay

Head of Information Compliance Service
(Data Protection, Freedom of Information
and Records Management)
Glasgow Caledonian University
Cowcaddens Road
Glasgow G4 0BA
email: [email address]
Tel: 0141 273 1450

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