Fracking Research

Andrew Taylor made this Freedom of Information request to University of Leicester

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Dear University of Leicester,

I would like to formally request the following information regarding Hydraulic fracturing (also hydrofracturing, hydrofracking, fracking, or fraccing); a well-stimulation technique in which rock is fractured by a hydraulically pressurized liquid:

1) The total value of successful research grants received by the university in the area
of Hydraulic fracturing, between Jan 1st 2001 and 2nd Dec 2014, broken down by each year?

2) The value of each individual research grant received in the area of Hydraulic fracturing, between Jan 1st 2001 and 2nd Dec 2014, as well as. the year they were received and who funded the grant?

3) The value of any donations or partnerships received for research in the area of Hydraulic fracturing, between Jan 1st 2001 and 2nd Dec 2014, as well as. the year they were received and who funded the grant?

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Taylor

Dear Mr Taylor,

I write to acknowledge receipt of your request, dated 15th February 2015, made under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please note the effective date of the request, i.e. date of receipt of your request by the University of Leicester for processing, is 15thFebruary 2015 and that the latest date by which the University must respond under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 is 13th March 2015.

I will arrange for the information to which you are entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to be supplied to you as soon as reasonably possible, and in any event within the period set out by the Act.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries regarding your request.

Regards,

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Paul Starkey
Senior Information Assurance Officer
Information Assurance Services
University of Leicester,
University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH,
Tel. 0116 229 7945
mailto:[email address]

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Dear Mr Taylor,

I write on behalf of the University of Leicester in response to your request, dated 15th February, made under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Our response is as follows.

1) The total value of successful research grants received by the university in the area of Hydraulic fracturing, between Jan 1st 2001 and 2nd Dec 2014, broken down by each year?

Zero. No research grants received.

2) The value of each individual research grant received in the area of Hydraulic fracturing, between Jan 1st 2001 and 2nd Dec 2014, as well as. the year they were received and who funded the grant?

Zero. No research grants received.

3) The value of any donations or partnerships received for research in the area of Hydraulic fracturing, between Jan 1st 2001 and 2nd Dec 2014, as well as. the year they were received and who funded the grant?

Zero. No donations or partnerships received.

If you have any concerns or wish to complain about any aspect of this response then in the first instance please contact the University's Freedom of Information Officer (Mr Colin Atkinson: 0116 252 2412, [email address]).

Please be aware that it is also your legal right under Section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act, to apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision whether a request for information made to the University has been dealt with in accordance with the provisions of the Act. It should be noted that there is a requirement that there will be no undue delay in making the application and there is an expectation that the complainant will have exhausted the University's internal complaints procedure.

Complaints to the Information Commissioner should be addressed to:

FoI Compliance Team (Complaints)
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

I hope you find this response helpful. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any queries regarding the above.

Regards,

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Paul Starkey
Senior Information Assurance Officer
Information Assurance Services
University of Leicester,
University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH,
Tel. 0116 229 7945
mailto:[email address]

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