The Request

Received on 18 July 2015

Please send me an electronic copy of the agreements between British Council and the Tunisian British Chamber of Commerce.


Our Response

Responded on 7 August 2015

Case Reference: FOI/2015/56

7 August 2015


Thank you for your request for information dated 18 July 2015 concerning a copy of the agreements between British Council and the Tunisian British Chamber of Commerce. Your request has been handled under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000 and has been passed to me for reply.

I can confirm, under section 1 (1) (a) of the FOIA, that the British Council does hold the information you have requested.

Please find attached a copy of the agreement between British Council and Tunisian British Chamber of Commerce (TBCC) in regards to the academic management of the English Language Teaching Centre held at the offices of TBCC.

Please note that we have withheld some of the information from within the attached agreement since the exemption, under section 40(2) (Personal information), applies to it.

Section 40(2) provides that information relating to third parties is exempt information if one of the conditions set out in section 40(3) is satisfied. Under the FOIA disclosure of this information would breach the fair processing principle contained in the Data Protection Act (DPA), where it would be unfair to that person or if it is confidential.

We have redacted the names and signatures of third parties as it would not be fair to disclose their personal data.
Section 40 is an absolute exemption therefore is not subject to the public interest test.

I hope the information provided has been useful.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your original letter and should be addressed to:

Freedom of Information Officer
Information Security and Governance
British Council
Bridgewater House
58 Whitworth Street
M1 6BB

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner for a decision at:

The Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
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Phone: 0303 123 1113

Yours sincerely

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