Information about your dealings with Stonewall [Extraneous material removed]

Waiting for an internal review by University of Bedfordshire of their handling of this request.

Dear University of Bedfordshire,
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,

U. Winfield

Legal Office, University of Bedfordshire

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Kind Regards 

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University of Bedfordshire

Dear University of Bedfordshire,

I look forward to the replies to my FoI request soon, please. Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

U. Winfield

Dear University of Bedfordshire,

You acknowledged my FoI request dated 7th February, but you have done nothing more since then.

Can you please tell me the status of my request? Will you be able to answer very soon, please? I am trying to collate a number of responses and need yours now, or as soon as possible.

Thank you in advance, I hope.

Yours faithfully,

U. Winfield

Legal Office, University of Bedfordshire

We acknowledge receipt of your email.

 

If your query relates to a Freedom of Information Request we will
endeavour to respond to your request within 20 working days pursuant to
the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

If your query relates to a Subject Access Request we will endeavour to
respond to your request within 1 calendar month pursuant to the Data
Protection Act 2018 and UK General Data Protection Regulation.
Please note that the University will be closed for Easter from 1st - 6th
April 2021 inclusive. These days will not be counted towards FOI statutory
deadlines.

Kind Regards 

Legal Office

 

University of Bedfordshire

Dear University of Bedfordshire,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of University of Bedfordshire's handling of my FOI request 'Information about your dealings with Stonewall #DontSubmitToStonewall'.

I have followed up my original request of 7th Feb 2021 with monthly "chasing" emails to no avail: I just get an acknowledgment of receipt, nothing more.

I now request an Internal Review, please.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/i...

Yours faithfully,

U. Winfield

Legal Office, University of Bedfordshire

1 Attachment

Good Afternoon,

Please find attached the University of Bedfordshire’s response to
your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Kind Regards

 

Legal Office

University of Bedfordshire

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From: U. Winfield <[FOI #725256 email]>
Sent: 16 April 2021 8:11 PM
To: Legal Office <[University of Bedfordshire request email]>
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information request - Information about your
dealings with Stonewall #DontSubmitToStonewall
 
Dear University of Bedfordshire,

You acknowledged my FoI request dated 7th February, but you have done
nothing more since then.

Can you please tell me the status of my request? Will you be able to
answer very soon, please? I am trying to collate a number of responses and
need yours now, or as soon as possible.

Thank you in advance, I hope.

Yours faithfully,

U. Winfield

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Naomi Cunningham left an annotation ()

Internal review? I don't think it needs anything elaborate - just something to the effect "please try again."

Naomi

Jake Bedford left an annotation ()

Anybody questioned how the response states they have no dealings with Stonewall and yet the footer of the letter template clear states Stonewall affiliation?

Dr Alfred D Vella left an annotation ()

The 'University' of Bedfordshire (ex Luton) are not known for their honesty! Let's hope that the new VC is more honest than the previous 3.

Dear University of Bedfordshire,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of University of Bedfordshire's handling of my FOI request 'Information about your dealings with Stonewall [Extraneous material removed]'.

On 22nd April 2021 you replied to my FoI request saying, and I quote: "we do not have dealings with Stonewall". Yet the Stonewall logo is at the foot of your letterhead paper on which the reply is typed! Please explain this apparent (or real?) contradiction.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/i...

Yours faithfully,

U. Winfield