UCL policy on naming and renaming university buildings

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FOI request
UCL Department:
UCL Council, in the first instance
UCL Estates
UCL Academic Board

Date that Information refers to:
2018 or early 2019

Class of Information in Publication Scheme:
I do not know.

Details of Information required:

1. I would like to receive the approved UCL policy on naming and renaming university buildings.

I believe this information is contained in a policy document titled,
“UCL policy on Naming or Renaming of University Buildings and Spaces”

I believe a draft was included in UCL ACADEMIC BOARD papers for 24 October 2018 under the file name:
“18-19-Paper-2-17-Naming Renaming Buildings”
And this draft was later submitted to UCL Council for approval.

I seek the UCL Council approved version of this policy document. In lieu of the approved version, I seek the draft version presented to the Academic Board.

2. In addition, I would like to receive minutes, agendas, and submitted documents from all meetings of the “Building Naming Group” as described in this policy.

Name and Contact Address of enquirer:
Joe Cain
[I am withholding my contact address because this request is going through a third party. I can supply it separately, if required.]

Date Request made:
07 November 2019

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Dear University College London,
This FOI request now is significantly overdue. Can you please provide an estimate for when it will be completed?

Many thanks.

Joe Cain

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Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

Dear Joe,

Apologies for the delay.

We will aim to provide you with our response by Thursday 23rd November.

Kind regards,

Mehwish Sultan
Data Protection and Freedom of Information Adviser
University College London
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Telephone: +44 (0)203 108 7862 (internal 57862)

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Dear Finance.FOI Requests,

I do not understand your reply from 15 January 2020. Can you please clarify?

Yours sincerely,

Joe Cain

Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

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Dear Mr Cain,

 

Apologies for the delay in responding to your request for information.

 

We have completed the compilation of information in response to your
request.

 

We can confirm that we do hold some information of the description
specified in your request and this information, where it is held and not
exempt, is provided below.

 

Your request and our response:

 

Q1) I would like to receive the approved UCL policy on naming and renaming
university buildings.

 

I believe this information is contained in a policy document titled, “UCL
policy on Naming or Renaming of University Buildings and Spaces”

 

I believe a draft was included in UCL ACADEMIC BOARD papers for 24 October
2018 under the file name:

 

“18-19-Paper-2-17-Naming Renaming Buildings”

 

And this draft was later submitted to UCL Council for approval.

 

I seek the UCL Council approved version of this policy document. In lieu
of the approved version, I seek the draft version presented to the
Academic Board.

 

A1) Please see attached the Council paper containing the proposed UCL
policy on Naming or Renaming of University Buildings and Spaces. This was
approved by Council on the 16^th November 2018.

 

Q2) In addition, I would like to receive minutes, agendas, and submitted
documents from all meetings of the “Building Naming Group” as described in
this policy.

 

A2) The Group has met once, informally. Please find notes of the
discussion attached.

 

Some of the requested information has been withheld under section 40(2) of
the FOIA by virtue of section 40(3)(a)(i).

 

Section 40(2) of the FOIA allows a public authority to withhold
information under the FOIA where (i) the requested information is personal
data relating to someone other than the requester and (ii) its disclosure
would breach any of the data protection principles.

 

This exemption applies to the names and job titles of staff members. In
this case we believe that the requested information relates to and
identifies individuals and would be considered as their personal data. The
disclosure of this personal data would not be within the reasonable
expectations of the individuals concerned and it would be unfair to do so;
this therefore breaches the first data protection principle.

 

It is for these reasons that this information is exempt under section
40(2) of the Act.

 

As the Section 40(2) exemption is an absolute one, there is no need to
conduct a public interest test.

 

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Kind regards,

 

Mehwish Sultan

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Adviser

University College London

Legal Services

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FOI: [6][UCL request email].

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