FOI/2015/82

The Request

received on 19 october 2015

Hello,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I request the following information:

  • The amount of money spent on Welsh education in Patagonia for the following periods:

i)       2005/06
ii)      2006/07
iii)     2007/08
iv)     2008/09
v)      2009/10
vi)     2010/11
vii)    2011/12
viii)   2012/13
ix)     2013/14
x)      2014/15

  • The amount of money spent on other funded projects in Patagonia for the same periods as above
  • The total money spent in the region for the same periods (ie. including other organisations that contribute money eg. Welsh Government, Cardiff University)

This information should be made available to me in electronic form if possible.
 
Regards,

Our Response

Responded on 16 November 2015

Case Reference: FOI/2015/82

16 November 2015

Dear

Thank you for your request for information dated 19 October 2015 concerning the amount of money spent on Welsh education in Patagonia. 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.

For your ease of reference, I have restated your request below in bold and have provided our response beneath each point.

The amount of money spent on Welsh education in Patagonia for the following periods:

i)       2005/06          £40,000

ii)      2006/07          £35,000

iii)     2007/08          £35,000

iv)     2008/09          £35,000

v)      2009/10          £54,000

vi)     2010/11          £54,000

vii)    2011/12          £54,000

viii)   2012/13          £54,500

ix)     2013/14          £54,500

x)      2014/15          £54,500

 

The amount of money spent on other funded projects in Patagonia for the same periods as above

i)       2005     £8,050.00

ii)      2006     £7,150.00

iii)     2007     £11,050.00

iv)     2008     £31,900.00

v)      2009     £18,000.00

vi)     2010     £7,900.00

vii)    2011     £0.00

viii)   2012     £25,550.00

ix)     2013     £12,915.00

x)      2014     £18,400.00

Due to the way we record project spend it was not possible to provide the information, for this part of your request, by financial year.

The total money spent in the region for the same periods (i.e. including other organisations that contribute money e.g. Welsh Government, Cardiff University)

The total money spent in the region has been documented in our above responses which include any external contributions

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
Manchester
M1 6BB
Email: foi@britishcouncil.org

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   
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Phone: 0303 123 1113
Website: www.ico.org.uk

Yours sincerely