Scientology gifts / hospitality

William Thackeray made this Freedom of Information request to Sunderland City Council

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William Thackeray

Dear Sunderland City Council,

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 falsely claims to be an Australian charity).

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

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 (COSREC) / Office of Special Affairs (OSA) /
Sea Org / Youth for Human Rights International / Citizens
Commission on Human Rights (United Kingdom) Ltd

Yours faithfully,

William Thackeray

Solicitor - Freedom of Information, Sunderland City Council

Dear Mr Thackeray
I confirm that your request for information has been received and is receiving attention.
The Council aims to provide available information promptly and in any event within 20 working days, unless, exceptionally, there is a need to consider whether the information is exempt from disclosure. Please note that there may be a charge for providing copies of the information. If the cost of complying with your request in full exceeds £450, we will ask you to reconsider your request, or to pay a fee before the information is supplied. If we need to ask you to refine your request or to pay a charge or fee we will let you know.

Mark Anderson
Manager's Assistant
Telephone: 0191 561 2464
E-Mail: [email address]

Customer Number: 1490
Request Number: 2479

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Pauline Belshaw, Sunderland City Council

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Dear Mr Thackeray

Further to your request for information under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 regarding the above.

I can confirm that this is a nil return from Sunderland City Council.

I hope this is satisfactory. If, however, you remain dissatisfied with
our response to your request for information, you may request a further
review. This will be removed from the Directorate and coordinated by
the Council's Information Manager. A request for further review should
be addressed to the Information Manager, PO Box 100, Civic Centre,
Sunderland, SR2 7DN.

I attach a flowchart setting out the review procedure for your
information and also enclose a copy of the Council's conditions of
re-use of information supplied.

Thank you

Information Governance Officer

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William Thackeray

Dear Pauline,

Thank you for your help; that is the information I was looking for.

Yours sincerely,

William Thackeray