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Dear University of Edinburgh,

This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act, which partially relates to a recent report by the Foreign Affairs Committee.

Please provide the following information:

(1) All internal correspondence and communications that the Vice-Chancellor may have received that mentions, or refers to, the Chinese embassy.

(2) All internal correspondence and communications that the Vice-Chancellor may have received that mentions, or refers to, the Chinese government.

(3) All external correspondence and communications held by the Vice-Chancellor that mentions, or refers to, the Chinese embassy. I would expect this to include any correspondence and communications between the Vice-Chancellor and the Chinese embassy.

(4) All external correspondence and communications held by the Vice-Chancellor that mentions, or refers to, the Chinese government.

As for a timeframe, please search your records from 1st January 2019 to the current day.

By ‘correspondence and communications’, I define this as including, but not limited to, the following:

- Emails (and their attachments)
- Letters
- Reports/briefings
- Memos
- Research documents
- Presentation slides
- Notes taken during telephone conversations
- Minutes/notes taken during meetings
- Invitations

I would like to receive this information in an electronic format. If you feel that a substantive response to this request is not possible within a reasonable time frame, I would be grateful if you could contact me and provide assistance as to how I can refine the request. If you need any clarification, please contact me. I look forward to receiving a response in 20 working days. Many thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Jenna Corderoy

Records Management, University of Edinburgh

Dear Ms Corderoy

 

Thank you for your email of 12 November 2019 requesting information
relating to the Chinese government. I am writing to let you know that we
have received your request and will process it as soon as reasonably
possible, and within 20 working days of the day we received the request.
We will reply by 10 December 2019.

 

[1]The University of Edinburgh's request privacy notice, which describes
how we use the information you have supplied about yourself and your
request, is published on the University website.

 

Kind regards

 

James Macfarlane

Deputy Information Compliance Manager

University of Edinburgh

 

Records Management Section

T: 0131 651 4099

E: [University of Edinburgh request email]

W: www.ed.ac.uk/records-management

A: Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland,
with registration number SC005336.

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Records Management, University of Edinburgh

Dear Ms Corderoy

 

Thank you for your email of 12 November 2019 requesting information
relating to the Chinese government. I am writing to let you know that we
are currently experiencing an high volume of requests compounded by
unplanned staff absences. We have therefore not been able to progress your
request as quickly as we would have hoped, and were unable to respond
within 20 working days.

 

However, I can confirm that your request is actively being progressed and
we are working to respond as soon as possible. We hope to provide you with
a response by 31 January 2020 at the latest. We appreciate this represents
a significant delay; however, the University is closed from 24 December
2019 to 6 January 2020. If we can send a response to you sooner then we
will.

 

I can only apologise for the delay in responding to your request. However,
as we did not respond to your request within 20 working days, you do have
the right to ask the University to conduct an internal review of the
reasons for the delay. If you wish to do this you should write to the
Records Management Section (using this email address), describing the
original request, explaining your grounds for dissatisfaction, and
including an address for correspondence. When the review process has been
completed, if you are still dissatisfied, you may use the [1]Scottish
Information Commissioner’s guidance on making an appeal to make an appeal
to the Commissioner.

 

However, please note that the legislation only allows requesters to make
one internal review request in relation to a request. Therefore if you ask
for an internal review now on the basis of our response being late, you
will not be able to seek a further internal review if you are dissatisfied
with the content of the response to your request and your next step will
be to appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner as described above.

 

Kind regards

 

James Macfarlane

Deputy Information Compliance Manager

University of Edinburgh

 

Records Management Section

T: 0131 651 4099

E: [2][University of Edinburgh request email]

W: [3]www.ed.ac.uk/records-management

A: Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL

 

 

From: Records Management
Sent: 13 November 2019 10:34
To: [FOI #619117 email]
Subject: Your freedom of information request

 

Dear Ms Corderoy

 

Thank you for your email of 12 November 2019 requesting information
relating to the Chinese government. I am writing to let you know that we
have received your request and will process it as soon as reasonably
possible, and within 20 working days of the day we received the request.
We will reply by 10 December 2019.

 

[4]The University of Edinburgh's request privacy notice, which describes
how we use the information you have supplied about yourself and your
request, is published on the University website.

 

Kind regards

 

James Macfarlane

Deputy Information Compliance Manager

University of Edinburgh

 

Records Management Section

T: 0131 651 4099

E: [5][University of Edinburgh request email]

W: [6]www.ed.ac.uk/records-management

A: Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland,
with registration number SC005336.

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Thank-you for your email.

Could I possibly have an update to this request? Many thanks.

Yours sincerely,

Jenna Corderoy

Records Management, University of Edinburgh



The Records Management Section are currently out of the office. We will
reopen on Monday 6th January 2020.

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland,
with registration number SC005336.

Records Management, University of Edinburgh

Dear Ms Corderoy

Thank you for your email. Your request is actively being progressed and we are working to respond as soon as possible. We hope to provide you with a response by 31 January 2020 at the latest. If we can send a response to you sooner then we will.

Best wishes

Eleanor Rideout
Deputy Information Compliance Manager
Records Management Section
The University of Edinburgh | Old College | South Bridge | Edinburgh | EH8 9YL

0131 650 9821 | [University of Edinburgh request email] | www.ed.ac.uk/records-management

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Can you please provide an update to this request? Many thanks.

Yours sincerely,

Jenna Corderoy

Records Management, University of Edinburgh

Dear Ms Corderoy

Thank you for your email. I apologise that we have not met the revised deadline of 31 January 2020 to respond to your request. We continue to experience a high volume of requests compounded by unplanned staff absences but we are working to respond as soon as possible. We hope to provide you with a response by 28 February 2020 at the latest. If we can send a response to you sooner then we will.

Best wishes

Eleanor Rideout
Deputy Information Compliance Manager
Records Management Section
The University of Edinburgh | Old College | South Bridge | Edinburgh | EH8 9YL

0131 650 9821 | [University of Edinburgh request email] | www.ed.ac.uk/records-management

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

Dear Sir or Madam,

Can I please have an update to this request? Many thanks.

Yours sincerely,

Jenna Corderoy

RIDEOUT Eleanor, University of Edinburgh

Dear Ms Corderoy

Thank you for your email of 12 November 2019 requesting information
relating to the government or embassy of China. I am writing to let you
know that we are currently experiencing an high volume of requests
compounded by unplanned staff absences. We have therefore not been able to
progress your request as quickly as we would have hoped, and were unable
to respond within 20 working days.

However, I can confirm that your request is actively being progressed and
we are working to respond as soon as possible. We hope to provide you with
a response very shortly.

I can only apologise for the delay in responding to your request. However,
as we did not respond to your request within 20 working days, you do have
the right to ask the University to conduct an internal review of the
reasons for the delay. If you wish to do this you should write to the
Records Management Section (using this email address), describing the
original request, explaining your grounds for dissatisfaction, and
including an address for correspondence. When the review process has been
completed, if you are still dissatisfied, you may use the [1]Scottish
Information Commissioner’s guidance on making an appeal to make an appeal
to the Commissioner.

However, please note that the legislation only allows requesters to make
one internal review request in relation to a request. Therefore if you ask
for an internal review now on the basis of our response being late, you
will not be able to seek a further internal review if you are dissatisfied
with the content of the response to your request and your next step will
be to appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner as described above.

[2]The University of Edinburgh's request privacy notice, which describes
how we use the information you have supplied about yourself and your
request, is published on the University website.

Best wishes

 

Eleanor Rideout

Information Compliance Manager

Records Management Section

The University of Edinburgh | Old College | South Bridge | Edinburgh | EH8
9YL

 

0131 651 4253 | [3][University of Edinburgh request email] |
[4]http://www.ed.ac.uk/records-management

 

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Records Management, University of Edinburgh

2 Attachments

Dear Ms Corderoy

Thank you for your email of 12 November 2019 requesting information relating to the government or embassy of China. I apologise for the lateness of our response. Due to the large size of the enclosure I have split the file to send to you in multiple parts: this is part 4 of 4.

Best wishes

Eleanor Rideout
Information Compliance Manager
Records Management Section
The University of Edinburgh | Old College | South Bridge | Edinburgh | EH8 9YL

0131 651 4253 | [University of Edinburgh request email] | http://www.ed.ac.uk/records-management

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

Records Management, University of Edinburgh

Dear Ms Corderoy

I attempted to send you the University’s response to your request for information relating to the government or embassy of China yesterday, but have received error messages due to file size. I will shortly send you the response using a Secure Information Request Response Tool.

You should receive an email which will contain a link to access our secure document store. For further details please read the Secure Information Request Response Tool Guide at https://www.ed.ac.uk/records-management/....

If you do not receive an email to your inbox, check the junk and/or spam folder. Please let me know if you have any difficulty accessing the response.

Best wishes

Eleanor Rideout
Information Compliance Manager
Records Management Section
The University of Edinburgh | Old College | South Bridge | Edinburgh | EH8 9YL

0131 651 4253 | [University of Edinburgh request email] | http://www.ed.ac.uk/records-management

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Records Management, University of Edinburgh

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Dear Ms Corderoy

Thank you for your email of 12 November 2019 requesting information relating to
the government or embassy of China. The University's response is available at
the link below.

Yours sincerely

Records Management Section

University of Edinburgh
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