Scientology gifts

William Thackeray made this Freedom of Information request to West Sussex County Council

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William Thackeray

Dear Sir or Madam,

Please provide details of any gifts, donations or hospitality provided to the Council or its employees or representatives, or their nominated charities (e.g. the Mayor's Charity) by Scientology organisations, over the past 5 years.

By 'Scientology organisations', I mean organisations which promote,
recruit members for, or raise money for, Church of Scientology
Religious Education College Incorporated (a foreign corporation
which has been denied charitable status in the UK).

To the best of my knowledge a list of such organisations would
include:

Jive Aces / Church of Scientology Inc / Greenfields School /
Greenfields Educational Trust / Hubbard Foundation / ABLE / Applied
Scholastics International / Narconon / Criminon / The Way to
Happiness Foundation International / Church of Scientology
Religious Education College Inc / Office of Special Affairs (OSA) /
Sea Org / Youth for Human Rights International / Citizens
Commission on Human Rights (United Kingdom) Ltd

Yours faithfully,

William Thackeray

West Sussex County Council

Dear Mr Thackeray
Thank you for your request for information, which has been forwarded to
the appropriate officers for reply.
Yours sincerely
Richard Childs
County Archivist

William Thackeray To FOI requests at West
<[FOI #8787 email]> Sussex County Council
<[West Sussex County Council request email]>
04/03/2009 19:04 cc
Subject Freedom of Information
request - Scientology
gifts

Dear Sir or Madam,

Please provide details of any gifts, donations or hospitality
provided to the Council or its employees or representatives, or
their nominated charities (e.g. the Mayor's Charity) by Scientology
organisations, over the past 5 years.

By 'Scientology organisations', I mean organisations which promote,
recruit members for, or raise money for, Church of Scientology
Religious Education College Incorporated (a foreign corporation
which has been denied charitable status in the UK).

To the best of my knowledge a list of such organisations would
include:

Jive Aces / Church of Scientology Inc / Greenfields School /
Greenfields Educational Trust / Hubbard Foundation / ABLE / Applied
Scholastics International / Narconon / Criminon / The Way to
Happiness Foundation International / Church of Scientology
Religious Education College Inc / Office of Special Affairs (OSA) /
Sea Org / Youth for Human Rights International / Citizens
Commission on Human Rights (United Kingdom) Ltd

Yours faithfully,

William Thackeray

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West Sussex County Council

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Dear Mr Thackeray

Thank you for your request of the 4th March relating to gifts, donations
or hospitality provided to the Council or its employees or
representatives, or their nominated charities by Scientology organisations
over the past 5 years. I am writing to advise you that following
a search of our paper and electronic records, I have established that the
information you requested is not held by the County Council.

West Sussex County Council aims to conduct all its business with the
highest levels of propriety.I have therefore attached for your information
a copy of the County Council's guidance for officers in relation to
hospitality and gifts and also an extract from the County Council's
Constitution giving guidance to elected members on hospitality and gifts.

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me.
If you are unhappy with the way your request has been handled, you may
wish to ask for a review of our decision under our complaints procedure.
Please contact the complaints section via our website.
http://www.westsussex.gov.uk/ccm/portal/
If you are not content with the outcome your complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the
ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted our complaints
procedure. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:
The Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.
Yours sincerely
Richard Childs

County Archivist

William Thackeray To FOI requests at West
<[FOI #8787 email]> Sussex County Council
<[West Sussex County Council request email]>
04/03/2009 19:04 cc
Subject Freedom of Information
request - Scientology
gifts

Dear Sir or Madam,

Please provide details of any gifts, donations or hospitality
provided to the Council or its employees or representatives, or
their nominated charities (e.g. the Mayor's Charity) by Scientology
organisations, over the past 5 years.

By 'Scientology organisations', I mean organisations which promote,
recruit members for, or raise money for, Church of Scientology
Religious Education College Incorporated (a foreign corporation
which has been denied charitable status in the UK).

To the best of my knowledge a list of such organisations would
include:

Jive Aces / Church of Scientology Inc / Greenfields School /
Greenfields Educational Trust / Hubbard Foundation / ABLE / Applied
Scholastics International / Narconon / Criminon / The Way to
Happiness Foundation International / Church of Scientology
Religious Education College Inc / Office of Special Affairs (OSA) /
Sea Org / Youth for Human Rights International / Citizens
Commission on Human Rights (United Kingdom) Ltd

Yours faithfully,

William Thackeray

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William Thackeray

Thank you, Richard.