Defence Contractor Funding

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Dear University College London,

I request to see the amount of funding /income UCL received from defence contractors and the MOD between the years of 2011-2015. I also request a breakdown of how much each company gave during the respective years.

Yours faithfully,
Alex Hall

Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

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Dear University College London,

It has been 3 months since I requested this information from you. By law, under all circumstances, you should have responded by now. If you do not respond I will request an internal review from the information commission.

Yours faithfully,

Alex Hall

Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

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Dear Alex,

 

Please accept my apologies for the fact that we have not yet provided a
response to this request.

 

I have raided this with the relevant department and will provide a
response as soon as possible.

 

For your information, internal reviews are conducted by the public
authority as part of an internal complaints process, you could of course
make a complaint to the Information Commissioner which would then be
investigated by him.

 

Regards,

 

 

Alex Daybank

Data Protection & FOI

Legal Services

University College London

 

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Dear Alex,

 

I am writing in response to your request for information received by UCL
on 2 November 2015. Once again please accept my apologies for the delay in
providing this response.

 

Please find attached relevant contracts found by UCL Research Services.
Please note there are over 1400 for contracts with companies in the HESA
categories 5, 8 and 11 and the information relevant to your request had to
be extracted from these. We have attempted to narrow this down by
identifying those that are definitely in the defence industry but the data
held has not been recorded in a manner that is conducive to provide a
definitive list. We do not capture a “sector” aside from the HESA coding
and recording the sector would be difficult due to the fact that many
companies / groups operate in multiple sectors.

 

Therefore in order to provide you with information relevant to your
request we’ve conducted a search based on the following assumptions:

 

·         Funding received - we generally record the funding contractually
committed for a given project rather than that received. This is due to
the fact that payment scheduling and invoicing patterns vary. Obviously
this will have the effect of increasing the apparent receipts for the
period, as some income could relate to projects / agreements that were
initiated before and/or end after the period in question.

·         "Defence contractors" – we have interpreted this to mean
companies (i.e. commercial entities – HESA 5, 8 and 11) that provide goods
or services (development, manufacture and/or sale of items including
logistics / systems / communications /  arms / munitions / vehicles) to a
relevant government department (defence / intelligence /
counter-terrorism) as part of their core business. This is still
potentially quite broad and it is not easily possible to identify every
such entity given that some groups of companies may have different
divisions that engage in this.

 

In addition, please find below the total MoD funding received over the
same period.

 

 

     
Year DBA Liverpool / MOD
2011 Total   138,653.00  
2012 Total   168,911.00  
2013 Total   179,419.00  
2014 Total   146,789.00  
2015 Total   304,324.00  
    938,096.00  
     

 

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Regards,

 

 

 

Alex Daybank

Data Protection & FOI

Legal Services

University College London

 

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