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Biggest expense claim by Director

Disclosure date: 17 August 2011

Reference: FOI2011/067

Response

In the last financial year (2010/11) please provide me with the following information in relation to your Vice-Chancellor.

Please note that the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) does not have a Vice-Chancellor. We have taken your request to apply to the Director of SOAS, who has the closest equivalent role.

1.       What was the biggest claim he/she made on expenses for a restaurant meal? How much was it for, what was the name and address of the restaurant, how many people were paid for in the bill, what was the purpose of the meal and list the alcohol beverages that were bought.

The Director did not claim expenses for a restaurant meal in 2010/11.


2.       What was the biggest claim he/she made on expenses for transportation? How much was it for, what type of transport was it, name the carrier and the class of ticket, give the destinations involved and the purpose of the travel.

The biggest claim was for £608.00, for a return airline ticket to Delhi, India, via Jet Airways. The Director was travelling on School business, developing partnerships and alumni relations in India.


3.       What was the biggest claim he/she made on expenses for accommodation? How much was it for, give the name and address of the accommodation, the number of nights that the stay was for and the reason for the accommodation.

The Director did not claim expenses for accommodation in 2010/11.