Invoices 2008/2009

brian ovens made this Freedom of Information request to Glasgow Caledonian University

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Dear Glasgow Caledonian University,

Please provide me with a list of all individual invoices by
company/organisation name, date and amount over the sum of £500.00
received & paid by Glasgow Caledonian University for the financial
years
2008/09
& 2009/10. Please confirm the date the invoices were paid.

Yours faithfully,

brian ovens

Michael Smith left an annotation ()

256 FOI requests in one single year!!!

You seriously need to either get a life or get a job pal!

brian ovens left an annotation ()

Micheal,

Coming from the man who took time to count 256 FOI, where did you get the time to do that Michael? These are not all new requests so get your facts right, you have to clarify sometimes and respond. Btw, I have a life and a job, do you? Is Michael your full name?

Freedom of Information Enquiries,

Dear Mr Ovens

Glasgow Caledonian University has received your request for information (below). The University is currently processing this and will get back to you as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely

Freedom of Information Enquiries

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Michael Smith left an annotation ()

When someone clicks on another persons name it comes up with all the FOI requests that that person has sent.

There's no need to sit and count them all! Do you think I'd sit and go through every single one of them counting as I go?!

They are all "new requests" as you put it. All 256 of them now!

No Michael is not my full name. Do you honestly think that a birth certificate would have just a forename and no surname on it? Hey, there's another FOI for you! Why do birth certificates have forenames & surnames!?

If you'd have looked at my previous entry to you you'd have seen it was in fact Michael Smith.

I bet some of these FOI officers at local authorities or the like are really getting sick of you and your pointless FOI requests! I bet they dread your name appearing!

brian ovens left an annotation ()

Michael,

Whats with the personal attack? Try and keep within the spirit of the site, you don't have to read my requests but you have chose to yet it's you who wants to argue. Don't read them if they bother you. And FYI, a birth certificate means nothing in terms of who it is meant to be, next time the Police stop you or if anyone asks for proof of who you are, show them your B/C and they will ignore you, it doesn't prove who you are. I thought you would have known that Mr "Smith".

Dear Freedom of Information Enquiries,

Was wondering if you had an update on my request yet?

Yours sincerely,

brian ovens

Freedom of Information Enquiries,

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Dear Mr Ovens

I refer to your request for information (email below). The University has
identified a total of 18,915 transactions that relate to your request.

Some of these transactions include personal information relating to named
individuals. To provide you with this information would put the University
in breach of Principles 1 and 2 of the Data Protection Act 1998. Hence the
University is relying on paragraph 38(1)(b) together with 38(2)(a)(i) of
the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 to with hold the
information.

Some of the other transactions hold information the release of which would
harm the commercial interests of the University and third parties. Hence
the University would be relying on the Freedom of Information (Scotland)
Act 2002 paragraph 33(1)(b) Commercial interest and the economy - that the
disclosure of the information would, or would be likely to, prejudice
substantially the commercial interests of any person, including those of
the University in securing maximum commercial benefit for the University
and students.

This exemptions requires the University to assess whether, in all the
circumstances of the case, the public interest in disclosing the
information outweighs the public interest in maintaining the relevant
exemption. The University has considered this public interest test in
relation to the exemption, and believes that disclosing the requested
information at this stage in the process would compromise the public
interest in the University deriving and delivering maximum financial
benefit for the University and students. The University therefore
considers that at this time the public interest in withholding the
information outweighs the public interest in disclosure.

The University excepts that not all the information would be exempt
however it would need to go through all 18,915 transactions in order to
redact the information that falls under the two exemptions detailed above.
It is estimated that the cost to do this will be £4728.75 on the basis
of one minute per transaction and at a cost of £15 per hour. As the
estimated cost of providing the requested information exceeds the cost
prescribed in the regulations of £600 the University is relying on
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 paragraph 12(1) Excessive cost
of compliance together with paragraph 13(2) to withhold the requested
information.

Yours sincerely

Freedom of Information Enquiries

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Dear Freedom of Information Enquiries,

The code of practice issued under section 46 of the Act states
that..

An authority should have in place an overall policy statement on
how it manages its records, including electronic records. This
policy statement should provide a mandate for the performance of
all records and information management functions...and provide a
framework for supporting standards, procedures and guidelines; and
indicate the way in which compliance with the policy and its
supporting standards, procedures and guidelines will be monitored.
(6.1-6.2)

Yours sincerely,

brian ovens

Freedom of Information Enquiries,

Dear Mr Ovens

I refer to your email below. Information relating to the University's records management policy can be found on our Records management website at www.gcu.ac.uk/recordsmgt

Yours sincerely

Freedom of Information Enquiries

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Dear Freedom of Information Enquiries,

It seems the site you sent me to is under construction, when will this be ready for inspection?

Yours sincerely,

brian ovens

Freedom of Information Enquiries,

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Dear Mr Ovens

I refer to your email below. The site is not under construction. However in your email I assume you are referring to the fact that the record retention schedule has not yet been posted. This is a currently ongoing with an expected completion date of December 2011. However I have attached the latest version for your information together with the guidance notes.

Yours sincerely

Freedom of Information Enquiries

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