Funding from fossil fuel industry

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Dear University of St Andrews,

Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act please
provide me with the following information:

1. A list of all organisations within the fossil fuel industry the university received money from in the last 5 years, including the date, organisation, amount and what it was for, as an Excel spreadsheet.
2. A list of all organisations the Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling, The Scottish Oceans Institute and the St Andrews Sustainability Institute has received funding from, including the date, organisation name, amount and what it was for, in the last 5 years as an Excel spreadsheet.
3. Numbers of graduates gaining employment broken down by employment sector, for the last 5 years as an Excel spreadsheet.

Yours faithfully,

Ellen Young

Freedom of Information, University of St Andrews

Dear Ellen,

 

I refer to your request for information under the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002 received by the University on 10 December, 2014.   To
allow us to comply and assist in the processing of your request, I would
be grateful if you could clarify  a few points please:

 

1.       Reporting period (all parts of your enquiry) – you have asked for
data for the last 5 years, can you confirm whether this is calendar or
financial years (the University’s financial year running from 1 August to
31 July)?

2.       Q1 – can you specify which organisations you consider to be
within the fossil fuel industry to enable a search of our records to be
carried out.  Data within our financial ledgers are not categorised or
distinguished in this way.

3.       Q2 – in the context of your overall request, can you confirm if
this was meant to read as a follow-on to question 1, in which case
reference to ‘organisations’ should be interpreted to relate to those
within the fossil fuel industry?  Or did you mean any organisation each of
the specified areas received funding from?

This request for additional information is made under Section 1(3) of the
Act.  Please note that under Section 10(1)(b) of the Act, the University
has 20 working days after receipt of the additional information by the
University in which to comply with your request. 

Your request will therefore be held pending until I hear from you further.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

June

 

 

JUNE WEIR

FOI Officer

University of St Andrews

Butts Wynd, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ

 

T: +44(0)1334 462776

The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland: SC013532

 

 

 

 

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Dear Freedom of Information,

Dear June,

Thankyou for your response. To clarify:

1) I would like information for the last five calender years.
2) I would like information on organisations on this list https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1...
3) In Q2 I mean all organisations the department receives funding from. However, if this means the FOI is too expensive to do for free, I will accept details of funding from the list above only.

Yours sincerely,

Ellen Young

Yours sincerely,

Ellen Young

Freedom of Information, University of St Andrews

Dear Ellen,

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, Our Ref:  307-14

 

Thank you for your email below of 5 January, 2014 providing clarification
on your request for information under the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002.

The University will endeavour to respond to your request as quickly as
possible. In any event you will receive a response within the time set for
compliance, as prescribed in section 10 of the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002.

 

In the meantime should you have any questions about your information
request please do not hesitate to contact me. If possible can you please
quote Ref 307-14 in any communications.

                                                  

Yours sincerely,

 

 

June

 

 

JUNE WEIR

FOI Officer

University of St Andrews

Butts Wynd, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ

 

T: +44(0)1334 462776

The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland: SC013532

 

 

 

 

 

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Freedom of Information, University of St Andrews

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Dear Ellen,

I refer to your request for information below under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and attach the University’s response.

Yours sincerely,

June

JUNE WEIR
FOI Officer
University of St Andrews
Butts Wynd, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ

T: +44(0)1334 462776
The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland: SC013532

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