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University bus service subsidies

Adam Hodgson made this Freedom of Information request to University of Edinburgh

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Dear University of Edinburgh,

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I would like to know:

1. The subsidies provided by the university, to external bus companies operating university bus routes, for the last 5 complete academic years (2014/15 to 2018/19), broken down by the following where possible:
o Student travel
o University staff travel
o Any other subsidy provided
If the breakdown is not possible, a single subsidy figure for each academic year would be acceptable.

2. The expenditure on, and income from, any university provided bus services, including shuttle buses, for the last 5 complete academic years (2014/15 to 2018/19), broken down by the following where possible:
o Student travel
o University staff travel
o Bus staff salary
o Equipment costs, covering vehicles and facilities
o Any other operating costs
If the breakdown is not possible, a single expenditure and single income figure for each academic year would be acceptable.

3. The number of complaints received by the university regarding university bus services, for the last 5 complete academic years (2014/15 to 2018/19).

If the data is collected in financial years, rather than academic years, please do provide the information in this format, for the last 5 financial years (including 2018-19 if possible), making it clear which format has been used.

Yours faithfully,

Adam Hodgson

Records Management, University of Edinburgh

Dear Adam Hodgson,

Thank you for your email of 14/03/2020 requesting information about Subsidies given to bus companies, and expenditure on the shuttle bus service. I am writing to let you know that we have received your request. However we are currently experiencing a high volume of requests compounded by unplanned staff absences. We are making all efforts to process requests as quickly as possible. However, we wanted to let you know that you may not receive a response by 10/04/2020 which is 20 working days from the day we received the request.

The University is aware of its obligations to respond to information requests within the statutory deadline. If you do not receive a response to your request by 10/04/2020, you do have the right to ask the University to conduct an internal review of the reasons for the delay. Further information about your rights is available from the Scottish Information Commissioner: http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/YourR...

We will contact you again to provide an update on the progress of your request. Please accept our apologies for any delay.

The University of Edinburgh's request privacy notice, which describes how we use the information you have supplied about yourself and your request, is published on the University website: https://www.ed.ac.uk/records-management/...

Yours sincerely

Records Management

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Records Management, University of Edinburgh

Dear Adam Hodgson,

Thank you for your information request below. As explained in our acknowledgement, we were experiencing a high volume of requests compounded by unplanned staff absences at the time your request was received. We apologise for not being able to progress your request as quickly as we would have hoped.

The University’s working arrangements are now affected by the Coronavirus outbreak and it may be several months before we are able to return to normal operations. While we will make all efforts to process information requests please be aware that in many cases there will be further delay. If you would like to withdraw your request at this time and resubmit it later please let us know.

The Scottish Information Commissioner has issued a statement on the impact of the Covid-19 virus on FOI timescales: http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/home/.... If you do not receive a response to your request within 20 working days of the day we received your request, you do have the right to ask the University to conduct an internal review of the reasons for the delay. If you wish to do this you should write to the Records Management Section (using this email address), describing the original request, explaining your grounds for dissatisfaction, and including an address for correspondence. When the review process has been completed, if you are still dissatisfied, you may use the Scottish Information Commissioner’s guidance on making an appeal to make an appeal to the Commissioner.

However, please note that the legislation only allows requesters to make one internal review request in relation to a request. Therefore if you ask for an internal review on the basis of our response being late, you will not be able to seek a further internal review if you are dissatisfied with the content of the response to your request when you receive it and your next step will be to appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner as described above.

The University of Edinburgh's request privacy notice, which describes how we use the information you have supplied about yourself and your request, is published on the University website.

Yours sincerely

Records Management

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JENKINS Celia, University of Edinburgh

Dear Mr Hodgson

 

Thank you for your email of 14 March 2020 requesting information about
University bus service subsidies.

 

As explained in our acknowledgement, the University’s working arrangements
are affected by the Coronavirus outbreak. Unfortunately, I am currently
unable to tell you exactly when you will receive a response to your
request. However, I can confirm that it is actively being progressed.
While we are making all efforts to respond to your request promptly, the
Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020, which came into force on 7 April, has
temporarily extended the maximum timescales for responding to requests for
information and internal reviews received under the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002 from 20 to 60 working days. Further information about
this change is published on the [1]Scottish Information Commissioner’s
website.

 

If you are unhappy with the way the University has handled your request,
you do have the right to ask the University to conduct an internal review
of the reasons for the delay. The [2]Scottish Information Commissioner’s
guidance about this during the Covid-19 pandemic is available on their
website. If you wish to submit a review request you should write to the
Records Management Section (using this email address), describing the
original request, explaining your grounds for dissatisfaction, and
including an address for correspondence. When the review process is
complete, if you are still dissatisfied, you may use the Scottish
Information Commissioner’s guidance on making an appeal to make an appeal
to the Commissioner.  The [3]University of Edinburgh's request privacy
notice, which describes how we use the information you have supplied about
yourself and your request, is published on the University website.

 

The [4]University of Edinburgh's request privacy notice, which describes
how we use the information you have supplied about yourself and your
request, is published on the University website.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Celia Jenkins

 

Project Officer

Records Management Section

The University of Edinburgh | Old College | South Bridge |Edinburgh | EH8
9YL

 

 

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LEWTHWAITE Angela, University of Edinburgh

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Dear Mr Hodgson

 

Thank you for your email of 14 March 2020 requesting information about bus
services. Please find attached our response.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Angela Lewthwaite,

Administrator and Committee Officer

The University of Edinburgh | Estates Department

9-11 Infirmary Street | Edinburgh | EH1 1NP 

[mobile number]| Direct dial: 0131 6514384 
|[1][email address]

[2]Ed Uni Logo

 

Creating a world-class estate for a world-class University

 

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland,
with registration number SC005336.  Registered Office: Old College, South
Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL

 

Office Hours: Mon- Thurs 7:45 – 5:30pm

 

 

 

 

 

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