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Ermine Amies made this Freedom of Information request to Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal (Scotland)

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Dear Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal (Scotland),

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). Please provide any information that you hold answering to any of the following descriptions:

1. Any application you made in 2019 or 2020 to be a “Stonewall Diversity Champion” or to be included on Stonewall’s “Workplace Equality Index,” including any attachments or appendices to those applications. Please redact personal details if necessary.

2. Any feedback you received in 2019 or 2020 from Stonewall in relation to either application or programme.

3. Any other communication you have received from Stonewall in 2019 or 2020 unless privileged or otherwise exempt from disclosure (but if you claim privilege or exemption in relation to any material, please say in broad terms what the material is and the basis on which you claim to be entitled to withhold it).

4. Full details of any equality impact assessment you carried out connected with any of these applications (including any equality impact assessment carried out prior to an earlier application of the same kind, if no further assessment was done).

5. Details of the total amount of money you paid to Stonewall (i) in 2019; (ii) in 2020, whether or not as payment for goods or services.

6. Whether you intend to continue your membership of any Stonewall scheme in the future, and if so which.

Yours faithfully,

Ermine Amies

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Ermine Amies left an annotation ()

Warwick claim section 43 for parts 1,2, &3. “The University considers there is no overriding public interest in the circumstances that would warrant prejudicing the Stonewall’s commercial interests. The University is of the opinion that the public interest lies in favour of withholding the requested information.”

3. Warwick also declines to provide communications requested in part 3 citing the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 and the Data Protection Act 2018, claiming exemption under FOIA section 40(2).

4. No equality impact assessments were done for membership to Stonewall or the WEI.

5. Payments to Stonewall in 2019 & 2020 - £7,305.60
(i) £3,970.80 in 2019; (ii) £ 3,334.80 in 2020 for membership fee and for staff participation in training events

6. Stonewall Diversity Champion programme membership was renewed in February 2021.