Under the FOI Act 2000 I am writing to request the following information.
- The number of formal hall sittings & formal dinners that have taken place in your college since March 23, 2020.
- The menu for the most recent formal hall or dinner.
- The risk assessment for the first formal hall or dinner in each month between March 23, 2020 and January 1, 2021.
As a Permanent Private Hall under the charitable trust of St Benet’s Hall, Registered Charity Number 1143350, we are not a public authority under the FOI Act 2000 and hence are not obliged to answer such requests.
St Benet’s Hall
38 St Giles’
I am not sure your interpretation of the law is correct. Under Paragraph 53(e), Schedule 1 of the FOI Act "any college, school, hall or other institution of a registered higher education provider which falls within paragraph (aa) or] a university which falls within paragraph (b)" is subject to the Act. Oxford University is one of those universities of paragraph b, and St Benet's is a hall of the university, making it subject to FOI.
Please look again at this.
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