Received on 28 June 2015
Under the Freedom of Information Act, please could you forward me the total cost of catering provided for internal meetings between 1st April 2013 - 31st March 2014
Responded on 15 July 2015
Case Reference: FOI/2015/46
15 July 2015
Thank you for your request for information dated 28 June 2015 concerning the total cost of catering for internal meetings. 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.
The estimated total cost of catering, provided for internal meetings, from 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014 was £32,699.80.
Our catering service provides catering for both internal meetings and official functions for external visitors. However our financial system does not provide a breakdown between the two types of catering. We have therefore calculated the above sum based on the assumption that the highest cost of an internal meeting would be a maximum of £100. As a result we have not included any individual amounts of £100 or more into the total figure, as these would almost certainly relate to catering costs for external visitors.
This figure reflects the costs for catering on behalf of our London office only. Our other offices in the UK region are much smaller and do not provide catering for internal meetings.
I hope the information provided has been useful.
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