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Dear Kingston University,

I am writing to request information on the investments our university holds in the arms trade (specifically, but not limited to, Airbus, BAE Systems, Rolls Royce, GKN, Smiths Group, Cobham, VT Group, General Dynamics, General Electric, Halliburton, L3 Communications, Northrup Grumman, Raytheon and Thales Group). Please send me a portfolio statement for the fund(s) our university has investments in. If you do not have a copy of this, please send me a list of the names of the fund(s) and the corresponding management companies. If the university's investments are held in a pooled fund or a variety of these funds please could you provide me with recent, dated, lists of the underlying shares that the fund(s) invests in. Please also confirm if any shares are held in the above companies as part of a pension fund or endowment, either directly or indirectly through an externally managed fund.

Yours faithfully,
Joe Lo

Murr, Cathy, Kingston University

Dear Joe

Thank you for your recent request for information relating to Kingston University. Your request was received on 13/12/2013 and is now being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please note that in some circumstances a fee may be payable prior to information being supplied. If a charge is applicable in this case I will contact you to request payment before proceeding further. Details of the University’s charging policy can be found in section 3 of its Freedom of Information Policy, available at the link below:

http://www.kingston.ac.uk/aboutkingstonu...

I will be in touch again in due course and in any event not later than 15/01/2014 this being twenty working days following receipt of your request. In the meantime, please feel free to contact me if I can be of any further assistance.

Kind regards

…………………………………………….
Cathy Murr

Resources and Compliance Team
Library and Learning Services
Kingston University

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Mullins, Marketa, Kingston University

Dear Joe

Further to your recent request for information, the University’s response follows.

I am writing to request information on the investments our university holds in the arms trade (specifically, but not limited to, Airbus, BAE Systems, Rolls Royce, GKN, Smiths Group, Cobham, VT Group, General Dynamics, General Electric, Halliburton, L3 Communications, Northrup Grumman, Raytheon and Thales Group). Please send me a portfolio statement for the fund(s) our university has investments in. If you do not have a copy of this, please send me a list of the names of the fund(s) and the corresponding management companies. If the university's investments are held in a pooled fund or a variety of these funds please could you provide me with recent, dated, lists of the underlying shares that the fund(s) invests in. Please also confirm if any shares are held in the above companies as part of a pension fund or endowment, either directly or indirectly through an externally managed fund.
The University does not hold investments in any of these companies.

This completes the University’s response to your information request. If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision please contact:

Head of Secretariat, Kingston University, River House, 53-57 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1LQ.

In the event that you are not content with the outcome of your complaint you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the Information Commissioner cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by Kingston University. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

I hope that you now have all the information you require

Kind regards,
Marketa Mullins

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Dear Kingston University,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Kingston University's handling of my FOI request 'Investments in Arms Firms'.

This response did give me some information but overlooks the fact I said "including but not limited to [the companies mentioned]". The response also ignores all the other information I requested.

Below is a request for the information you have yet to give me. I would be grateful if you could reply with my request as soon as possible. Thank you:

Please send me a portfolio statement for the fund(s) our university has investments in. If you do not have a copy of this, please send me a list of the names of the fund(s) and the corresponding management companies. If the university's investments are held in a pooled fund or a variety of these funds please could you provide me with recent, dated, lists of the underlying shares that the fund(s) invests in. Please also confirm if any shares are held in the companies listed here :http://www.sipri.org/research/armaments/... as part of a pension fund or endowment, either directly or indirectly through an externally managed fund.

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,

Joe Lo

Mullins, Marketa, Kingston University

Dear Joe

Thank you for your recent request for information relating to Kingston University. Your request was received on 23/12/2013 and is now being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please note that in some circumstances a fee may be payable prior to information being supplied. If a charge is applicable in this case I will contact you to request payment before proceeding further. Details of the University’s charging policy can be found in section 3 of its Freedom of Information Policy, available at the link below:

http://www.kingston.ac.uk/aboutkingstonu...

I will be in touch again in due course and in any event not later than 27/01/2014 this being twenty working days following receipt of your request. In the meantime, please feel free to contact me if I can be of any further assistance.

Kind regards,

Marketa Mullins

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Sharma-Drake, Rajiv, Kingston University

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Dear Mr Lo,

 

I apologise for the delay in responding to this request, as stated in the
attached this was down to an oversight on my part. Please see my response
in light of the internal review.

 

Kind regards,

 

Raji Sharma-Drake

Head of Secretariat

Kingston University

 

Room 306 River House

53-57 High Street

Kingston-Upon-Thames

Surrey KT1 1LQ

 

Tel: Tel 020 8417 3259 (Internal 63259)

[mobile number]

 

 

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