Donations from oil and gas companies

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Dear University of Stirling,

This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act. I would like to be provided with the following information:

(1) For the financial years 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21 and any available data for 2021/2022, I would like to be provided with details on accepted donations, gifts, grants and research funding that have come from oil and gas companies. For each, I would like the following information:

- The name of the oil/gas company that gave the donation
- The date the university accepted such donation, gift, grant and research funding
- The sum and description of the accepted donation, gift, grant and research funding
- A description of what the donation, gift, grant and research funding was used for

(2) Also, for the financial years 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21 and any available data for 2021/2022, I would like to be provided with details on donations, gifts, grants and research funding that have come from oil and gas companies which have been rejected by the university.

For each rejected donation, gift, grant and research funding, please provide the following information:

- The name of the oil/gas company that tried to give the donation
- The date the university rejected such donation, gift, grant and research funding
- The sum and description of the rejected donation, gift, grant and research funding
- The reasons why the donation, gift, grant and research funding was rejected

I would like to receive the information electronically - preferably in an Excel format. If you feel that a substantive response to this request is not possible within a reasonable time frame, or the request is too broad or too vague, I would be grateful if you could contact me and provide assistance as to how I could refine the request. Many thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Jenna Corderoy

Freedom of Information Unit, University of Stirling

Dear Ms Corderoy,

We acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information request and will respond as soon as possible.

Regards,

Freedom of Information Unit
University of Stirling

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Freedom of Information Unit, University of Stirling

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Dear Ms Corderoy,

 

I refer to your Freedom of Information request regarding donations from
oil and gas companies.  The responses to your questions are below:

 

(1) For the financial years 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21 and any
available data for 2021/2022, I would like to be provided with details on
accepted donations, gifts, grants and research funding that have come from
oil and gas companies. For each, I would like the following information:

 

- The name of the oil/gas company that gave the donation

- The date the university accepted such donation, gift, grant and research
funding

- The sum and description of the accepted donation, gift, grant and
research funding

- A description of what the donation, gift, grant and research funding was
used for

 

The University’s financial records do not include details of the business
activities of organisations that we deal with.  However, a search based on
key words identified information in the attached file.

 

 

(2) Also, for the financial years 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21 and
any available data for 2021/2022, I would like to be provided with details
on donations, gifts, grants and research funding that have come from oil
and gas companies which have been rejected by the university.

 

For each rejected donation, gift, grant and research funding, please
provide the following information:

 

- The name of the oil/gas company that tried to give the donation

- The date the university rejected such donation, gift, grant and research
funding

- The sum and description of the rejected donation, gift, grant and
research funding

- The reasons why the donation, gift, grant and research funding was
rejected

 

Information not held

 

You have a right under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002
(FoISA) to request a review of this decision by the University of
Stirling. If you wish to exercise this right, you must write to the
University to request a review within forty working days of receipt of
this decision. Your request for a review must be in writing and you must
specify your name and address for correspondence. You must also identify
the decision that you wish reviewed.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of a review, you have a right
under the FoISA to appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner. If you
wish to do so, you must appeal to the Commissioner within six months
following the date of receipt of the review notice.  Details on how to
appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner are available on their
website [1]www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal

 

You also have the right to appeal to the Court of Session on a point of
law following a decision of the Commissioner.

 

Yours faithfully

Freedom of Information Unit

University of Stirling

 

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Thank-you for your response. I think it would be helpful to specify the companies, apologies.

I'd like to make the same request, but for the following companies:
- BP
- Shell
- Total
- Equinor
- Eni
- Chevron
- Exxon/ExxonMobil
- ConocoPhillips

I understand this will be dealt as a new request.

Yours sincerely,

Jenna Corderoy

And many apologies. I should have said calendar years and not financial years.

Hence the original request should have said: (1) For the calendar years 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and any available data for 2021, I would like to be provided..."

Yours sincerely,

Jenna Corderoy

Freedom of Information Unit, University of Stirling

Dear Requester,

We acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information request and will respond as soon as possible. We note that you are requesting calendar years and that you provided a list of named companies in your previous email.

Regards,

Freedom of Information Unit
University of Stirling

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Freedom of Information Unit, University of Stirling

Dear Ms Corderoy

 

I refer to your Freedom of Information request regarding donations, gifts,
grants and research funding from oil and gas companies.  The responses to
your questions is below:

 

I'd like to make the same request, but for the following companies for the
calendar years 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and any available data for 2021:

 

- BP

 

- Shell

 

- Total

 

- Equinor

 

- Eni

 

- Chevron

 

- Exxon/ExxonMobil

 

- ConocoPhillips

 

I would like to be provided with details on accepted donations, gifts,
grants and research funding.

 

The University has no records of any donations, gifts, grants or research
funding from the listed companies over the specified timescale.

 

I would like to be provided with details on donations, gifts, grants and
research funding which have been rejected by the university.

 

Information not held.

 

You have a right under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002
(FoISA) to request a review of this decision by the University of
Stirling. If you wish to exercise this right, you must write to the
University to request a review within forty working days of receipt of
this decision. Your request for a review must be in writing and you must
specify your name and address for correspondence. You must also identify
the decision that you wish reviewed.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of a review, you have a right
under the FoISA to appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner. If you
wish to do so, you must appeal to the Commissioner within six months
following the date of receipt of the review notice.  Details on how to
appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner are available on their
website [1]www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal

 

You also have the right to appeal to the Court of Session on a point of
law following a decision of the Commissioner.

 

Yours faithfully

Freedom of Information Unit

University of Stirling

 

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