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Financial relationships the college holds with the alcohol industry & support by the college for alcohol harm support services.

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Dear Girton College, Cambridge,

This is a formal request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I am writing to request information on the financial relationships the college holds with the alcohol industry and the support by the college for alcohol harm support services.

Please include the following information:

1. A portfolio statement of the alcohol production, alcohol trade and alcohol sales organisations in which Girton College holds direct or indirect investments, if any, specifying how many shares/bonds/assets are held and their approximate value.

2. A statement of the organisations which provide or fund alcohol harm support services in which Girton College holds direct or indirect investments, or to which Girton College has made donations within the last five financial years, if any, specifying how many shares/bonds/assets are held, and/or how many donations have been made, and their approximate value.

3. A statement of the charitable activities relating to alcohol harm support services have been undertaken by Girton College within the last five years, if any.

Please provide an index of relating documents.

If you are to invoke Section 43 to withhold information in relation to any of these questions please note you must provide details of the exact FOIA exemption, details of who would be prejudiced by this information, and a public interest test justifying a conclusion with arguments for and against the release of the information.

If you are to invoke Section 12 to withhold information in relation to any of these questions please provide details of how locating, retrieving and extracting this information would exceed the appropriate limit of £450 as set out in the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004. Please also be aware of your duty under section 16 (1) of the Act to advise and assist me in narrowing my request to bring it within the appropriate limit.

In its guidance the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said that the requirement to respond ‘promptly’ and the requirement to respond no later than 20 working days were to be considered as separate obligations. Public bodies should be able to justify why it took them as long as 20 days to respond to requests in cases where they do not act more promptly than that ‘long stop’ deadline. I look forward to receiving your response in the next 20 working days. If you are unable to provide a response in the next 20 working days please provide an updates timeline by the deadline 16/08/2021.

Thank you very much for your assistance with this request. If you would like any clarification on the information I have asked for, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Yours faithfully,

Megan Driver

Girton FOI, Girton College, Cambridge

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Dear Ms Driver,
With apologies for the delay in replying to you, due to staff absences.
Please find attached a final response to your request of 9th July 2021.
Kind regards,
Ms Kim Pearson,
Freedom of Information Coordinator
Girton College
Huntingdon Road
Cambridge
CB3 0JG

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From: Megan Driver <[FOI #772586 email]>
Sent: 09 July 2021 09:17
To: Girton FOI <[Girton College, Cambridge request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Financial relationships the
college holds with the alcohol industry & support by the college for
alcohol harm support services.
 
Dear Girton College, Cambridge,

This is a formal request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I am
writing to request information on the financial relationships the college
holds with the alcohol industry and the support by the college for alcohol
harm support services.

Please include the following information:

1. A portfolio statement of the alcohol production, alcohol trade and
alcohol sales organisations in which Girton College holds direct or
indirect investments, if any, specifying how many shares/bonds/assets are
held and their approximate value.

2. A statement of the organisations which provide or fund alcohol harm
support services in which Girton College holds direct or indirect
investments, or to which Girton College has made donations within the last
five financial years, if any, specifying how many shares/bonds/assets are
held, and/or how many donations have been made, and their approximate
value.

3. A statement of the charitable activities relating to alcohol harm
support services have been undertaken by Girton College within the last
five years, if any.

Please provide an index of relating documents.

If you are to invoke Section 43 to withhold information in relation to any
of these questions please note you must provide details of the exact FOIA
exemption, details of who would be prejudiced by this information, and a
public interest test justifying a conclusion with arguments for and
against the release of the information.

If you are to invoke Section 12 to withhold information in relation to any
of these questions please provide details of how locating, retrieving and
extracting this information would exceed the appropriate limit of £450 as
set out in the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate
Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004. Please also be aware of your duty under
section 16 (1) of the Act to advise and assist me in narrowing my request
to bring it within the appropriate limit.

In its guidance the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said that the
requirement to respond ‘promptly’ and the requirement to respond no later
than 20 working days were to be considered as separate obligations. Public
bodies should be able to justify why it took them as long as 20 days to
respond to requests in cases where they do not act more promptly than that
‘long stop’ deadline. I look forward to receiving your response in the
next 20 working days. If you are unable to provide a response in the next
20 working days please provide an updates timeline by the deadline
16/08/2021.

Thank you very much for your assistance with this request. If you would
like any clarification on the information I have asked for, please don’t
hesitate to get in touch.

Yours faithfully,

Megan Driver

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