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Costs for Vice Chancellor property and car

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Roland Brandstaetter

Dear University of Birmingham,

Would you please provide the following information:

1) All maintenance and all housekeeping costs of the University property inhabited by the Vice Chancellor Sir David Eastwood with the address Meadowcroft, 43 Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham, England, B15 2RS, listed for 2010 until 2017, i.e. the last 8 years, separately.

2) All costs (including purchase, maintenance, chauffeur) associated with the University car provided to the Vice-Chancellor, including a list of all users, and mileage and destinations for each user, from 2010 until 2017, i.e. the last 8 years.

Yours faithfully,

Roland Brandstaetter

FOI, University of Birmingham

 

 

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Dear Mr Brandstaetter

  

Due to unexpected staffing issues, we are currently unable to provide
responses to Freedom of Information Act requests as promptly as usual.  We
apologise that your response will therefore be a little late, but we can
assure you that we will respond as soon as possible.

 

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remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

 

Regards

 

Monika Gibson

Secretary, Legal Services

The University of Birmingham

Edgbaston

Birmingham  B15 2TT

[2][email address]

 

Telephone: 0121 414 3916

 

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Roland Brandstaetter

Dear University of Birmingham,

Your response to my FOI request is long overdue. By law, you should have responded by now. Can you please provide the requested information at your earliest convenience?

Yours faithfully,

Roland Brandstaetter

FOI, University of Birmingham

Dear Mr Brandstaetter

Thank you for your email below. The University is experiencing delays in responding to FOI requests within the required time frame as the University was closed for the Easter break and may staff members were on leave. Please accept our apologies for the delay. The University will respond as soon as possible.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact us. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Regards

Freedom of Information Team
University of Birmingham

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From: [FOI #464636 email] [[FOI #464636 email]]
Sent: 19 April 2018 08:16
To: FOI requests at University of Birmingham
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information request - Costs for Vice Chancellor property and car

Dear University of Birmingham,

Your response to my FOI request is long overdue. By law, you should have responded by now. Can you please provide the requested information at your earliest convenience?

Yours faithfully,

Roland Brandstaetter

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Roland Brandstaetter

Dear University of Birmingham,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of University of Birmingham's handling of my FOI request 'Costs for Vice Chancellor property and car'.

My FOI request dates from 14th February and should have been responded to within 20 days. You were saying that there were staffing issues preventing you from responding in time. Upon inspection of other FOI requests it appears that you have been using this excuse for years now. I am at a loss to understand this. Isn't it the responsibility of the University leadership to guarantee sufficient staffing so that daily busy can run? How can it be that the department handling FOI requests is permanently understaffed given that it is a legal obligation to respond within a certain time frame?

In your latest e-mail you state that the Easter closure dates were responsible for the delay. My FOI request, however, dates back 64 days now and the University was only closed for a few days over Easter and this happened already 2 1/2 months after submission of my request.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Yours faithfully,

Roland Brandstaetter

FOI, University of Birmingham

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Dear Mr Brandstaetter

 

We are sorry for the delay in responding to your request, please
see attached.
 

If you have any queries about this email, please contact us.  Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

 

Regards

 
 
Freedom of Information Team
University of Birmingham
 

Eileen Hamilton,

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Dear Mr Brandstaetter,

 

Please find attached our response to your email of 19^th April 2018.

                                                                                                                          

Best wishes

Eileen

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Eileen Hamilton

PA to the Director of Legal Services

The University of Birmingham

Edgbaston

Birmingham  B15 2TT

 

Tel: 0121 414 7855

 

The contents of this email may be privileged and are confidential. It may
not be disclosed to or used by anyone other than the addressee, nor copied
in any way. If received in error please notify the sender and then delete
it from your system. Should you communicate with me by email, you consent
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correspondence.

 

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