Minutes of Socially Responsible Investment Review commitee meeting

Andrew Taylor made this Freedom of Information request to University of Oxford

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Dear University of Oxford,

I would like to formally request:

1. The full minute from the Socially Responsible Investment Review Socially Responsible Investment Review Committee meeting of 27 November 2014.

2. I wish to see any emails containing the phrases 'divestment', 'newspaper', 'divest', 'fossil free', 'student campaign' or 'People & Planet', sent or received by the chair of the Socially Responsible Investment Review Socially Responsible Investment Review Committee Mr R Younger, between between 6th March 2014 and 2nd December 2014.

3. I wish to see any emails containing the phrases 'divestment', 'newspaper', 'divest', 'fossil free', 'student campaign' or 'People & Planet', sent or received by the Council Secretariat of the Socially Responsible Investment Review Socially Responsible Investment Review Committee Dr N P Berry, between 6th March 2014 and 2nd December 2014.

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Taylor

UAS Foi, University of Oxford

Thank you for your request, which is now being processed. You will receive a response by the statutory deadline of 2nd January.

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Dear UAS Foi,

In your previous email you ensured me that i would receive a response to my request by 2nd Jan. Please can you inform me why i still am yet to receive the information i have requested?

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Taylor

UAS Foi, University of Oxford

Dear Mr Taylor,

I am sorry for the delay. I was on leave for two weeks over Christmas and New Year.

I will reply as soon as I can.

Yours sincerely

Max Todd
Assistant Registrar (Compliance)
council Secretariat
University Offices
Wellington Square
Oxford
OX1 2JD

01865 (2)80299

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Dear UAS Foi,

As of today this request is two weeks passed the date which it should have been responded to. You have previously stated that you were on holiday for two weeks over the Christmas period so I expect the response should be with me by the latest Wednesday end of day. If i have still not received the information by then i will presume the request has been denied and ask for an internal review.

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Taylor

UAS Foi, University of Oxford

Dear Mr Taylor,

 

I apologise for the continued delay in replying to your request. We have a
large backlog of cases.

 

I hope to be able to reply by the end of this month.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Max Tod

Assistant Registrar (Compliance)

Council Secretariat

01865 280299

 

 

 

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UAS Foi, University of Oxford

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Dear Mr Taylor,

 

Please see attached.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Max Todd

Assistant Registrar (Compliance)

council Secretariat

University Offices

Wellington Square

Oxford

OX1 2JD

 

01865 (2)80299

 

 

 

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Dear University of Oxford,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of University of Oxford's handling of my FOI request 'Minutes of Socially Responsible Investment Review committee meeting'.

Information relating to all three of the questions asked was withheld and redacted, even though there is considerable public interest in the decisions ad deliberations relating to divestment. I consider the justifications for this action unfounded and would like these decisions reviewed.

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

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Taylor

UAS Foi, University of Oxford

Dear Mr Taylor,

 

I write to acknowledge receipt of your request for an internal review of
the University’s letter of 30 January 2015.

 

The University’s aim is to respond to internal review requests within 20
working days, and, in any event, to take no longer than 40 working days in
total.

 

Our target therefore is to send you a substantive response by 27 February
2015 or, failing that, by 27 March.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Max Todd

Assistant Registrar (Compliance)

council Secretariat

University Offices

Wellington Square

Oxford

OX1 2JD

 

01865 (2)80299

 

 

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Dear UAS Foi,

Please could you let me know the exceptional circumstances that have led to Oxford University to take longer than the recommended 20 working days?

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Taylor

UAS Foi, University of Oxford

Dear Mr Taylor,

 

I apologise for the delay. This is due to a heavy caseload of requests
under the Freedom of Information and Data Protection Acts. I hope we will
be able o reply before the end of the month.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Max Todd

Assistant Registrar (Compliance)

Council Secretariat

01865 280299

 

 

 

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UAS Foi, University of Oxford

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Dear Mr Taylor,

 

I attach a reply to your request for an internal review.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Max Todd

Assistant Registrar (Compliance)

council Secretariat

University Offices

Wellington Square

Oxford

OX1 2JD

 

01865 (2)80299

 

 

 

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