Scientology / Narconon

William Thackeray made this Freedom of Information request to Tower Hamlets Borough Council

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William Thackeray

Dear Sir or Madam,

1.

Please provide a list of all gifts, hospitality or donations
supplied to Tower Hamlets Borough Council 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:

Citizens Commission on Human Rights (United Kingdom) Ltd / Citizens
Commission on Human Rights Intrenational / 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

2.

Please provide all information and correspondence held by the education department in relation to the Narconon programme (Narconon is a training programme used to recruit new customers for Scientology Incorporated from a target market of drug users).

Yours faithfully,

William Thackeray

Jane L Jones, Tower Hamlets Borough Council

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Dear Sir/Madam

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - IGT_FOI_02_ 1628 - Gifts to LBTH by
Scientology Organisations/ Narconon

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Jane Jones

Information Governance Administrative Officer

Legal Services

6th Floor

Mulberry Place

London E14 2BG

0207 364 4736

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Tower Hamlets Borough Council

Dear Mr Thackeray FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - IGT_FOI_02_
1628 - Gifts to LBTH by Scientology Organisations

Your request for information has been considered under the
requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and the information
is below.

The London Borough of Tower Hamlets has received no gifts,
hospitality or donations from any of the Scientology organisations
listed in your request.

The education department has never used the Narconon programme.

If you have any queries please get in touch with me to discuss
them. You might like to know that the Council’s website
www.towerhamlets.gov.uk contains a section on the Freedom of
Information Act that lists other publications readily available
from the Council under its Publication Scheme.

Yours sincerely, Jane Jones Information Governance Administrative
Officer

Legal Services 6th Floor Mulberry Place London E14 2BG 0207 364
4736

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Alex Skene left an annotation ()

This request has been edited by the WhatDoTheyKnow team as the wrong email was accidentally sent by the public authority.

William Thackeray left an annotation ()

Thank you, Alex.