Research and Financial Relationships with the Arms Trade

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Dear University of Manchester,

I am writing to request information on the research and financial relationships the university holds in the following companies: BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin, QinetiQ, Rolls-Royce, GKN, Cobham, Elbit Systems, Leonardo, L3 Technologies, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Thales, Boeing, General Dynamics, Airbus, United Technologies, Babcock International, Serco, Meggitt, AirTanker, Chemring and Ultra Electronics and any other arms companies.

Additionally, I am writing to request information on the contracts the university holds with the Ministry of Defence and equivalent bodies and armed forces of other countries.

Please include the following information:

1) For each of the above companies/bodies please list all the projects, industrial consultancy and industrial research that the university has received funding for over the past four academic years, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016 and 2016-2017. Details should be broken down by each university department, showing the company or government body who have provided funding, the start and end date of each contract, title of the project/research, and total funding of each project/research year-by-year for the past four academic years. Lastly, please list all external organisations and bodies that are also participants in the projects/research identified.

2) Does the university have, or is it working towards, an ethical research policy that excludes, or could exclude, the companies listed above?

Please provide the information in a machine readable form and spell out all acronyms.

Yours faithfully,

Jessica Poyner

Alan Carter, University of Manchester

Dear Ms Poyner,

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The University of Manchester aims to respond to such requests within 20 working days as mandated by the Act. If in the meantime you wish tio communicate with me regarding your request please use the contact details below.

Best wishes

Alan Carter
Records Manager
The University of Manchester
Room 1.028 John Owens Building
Oxford Road
Manchester
M13 9PL

[email address]
Tel: 0161 2758111

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Dear University of Manchester,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of University of Manchester's handling of my FOI request 'Research and Financial Relationships with the Arms Trade'.

I sent an FoI request via email on 19th July, 2017. By law, a response was required within 20 days. I have received no response to this email. Please could you let me know when I can expect a response to my FoI request and the results of the internal review.

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

Yours faithfully,

Jessica Poyner

MTRS FOIA, University of Manchester

Dear Ms Poyner,

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your request for an internal review. The review will be carried out by Alex Daybank who I have copied into this email so that you have his contact details.

The University of Manchester aims to respond to requests for internal reviews within 20 working-days in accordance with good practice set out by the Information Commissioner’s Office.

With best regards

Lisa Crawley

Dr Lisa Crawley l Records Officer l Information Governance Office l Directorate of Compliance and Risk l Professional Support Services | Room 1.028, John Owens Building l Compliance & Risk Management Office l The University of Manchester l Oxford Road l Manchester l M13 9PL l Tel +44 (0)161 275 8400

Alex Daybank, University of Manchester

Thanks Lisa,

Could you let me know the deadline date so I can put it in my diary?

Thanks,

Alex

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Alan Carter, University of Manchester

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Dear Ms Poyner,

In response to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (copied below) and subsequent appeal, please find attached a spread sheet providing the information requested.

There are no external participants other than those listed on the spread sheet.

The University is currently considering to what extent its approach to acceptance of research income is in line with its Gift Acceptance Policy which governs potential philanthropic donations to the University. The policy can be found here: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/collaborate/...

I hope that this is of some help.

Best wishes

Alan Carter
Records Manager
The University of Manchester
Room G.6 Christie Building
Oxford Road
Manchester
M13 9PL

[email address]
Tel: 0161 2758111