Domestic Travel of Mr Jim Houston

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Please provide details of all domestic travel that involved his absence from his University office in Dundee for one working day or more, undertaken by Mr Jim Houston, Director, Research and Innovation Services during the last two years (1/1/2007 – 28/02/09) as well as any trips already/currently in planning. Please itemise trips by
destination, purpose, and alleged public benefit derived in each case.

Please also provide details of expenditure on travel,
accommodation and subsistence associated with the above claimed by Mr Houston during the period indicated. Please also provide details of how much of this was paid out of the RIS budget or other University funds and how much was re-claimed from non-university

Yours faithfully,

Gordon Neill

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Dear Mr Neil,

Please find attached a table detailing the domestic travel expenses
claimed by the Director of Research and Innovation Services in the
period you specify. As with your earlier request, the table includes the
purpose and destination of each trip.

Similarly, in respect of the benefit to the University and to the wider
public, the Director of RIS is required as part of his duties to attend
business meetings, conferences, training and other events to represent
the University, secure opportunities and make contacts that directly
benefit the University's research function. The Director also represents
the University on the Board of several companies, for example the IA
Centre and Targeting Innovation. These duties necessitate regular
attendance at Board meetings in Dundee and Glasgow.

Research is a cornerstone of the University's role, articulated in the
Strategic Vision (

The amounts listed in the attached document were reclaimed by the
Director of RIS from the University.

Yours sincerely,

Alan Bell
Records Manager and
Information Compliance Officer


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