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Copies of correspondence between the Welsh Government Education Directorate and BP, Exxonmobil and Shell PLC companies from 2015 to 2022.

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First published:
13 June 2022
Last updated:


07 June 2022



ATISN 16300 - BP / EXXONMOBIL / SHELL Correspondence

Information requested

Thank you for your request which I received on 09 May 2022.  You asked for:

Communications between the Welsh Government Education Directorate and the following companies, from 2015 to 2022.

  • BP PLC
  • Exxonmobil PLC
  • Shell PLC

This is to include:

  • Written communications, dates and times of meetings and any minutes
  • Donations made by the above organisations to individuals in the Education Directorate, to include dates, amounts, and recipients.
  • Contribution of these organisations to any STEM competitions taken place in Wales, and
  • Any communications to and from representatives of these organisations, specifically influencing changes to the curriculum in Wales

Our response

Following a search of our paper and electronic records, I have established that the information you require is not held by the Welsh Government.

Next steps

If you are dissatisfied with the Welsh Government’s handling of your request, you can ask for an internal review within 40 working days of the date of this response.  Requests for an internal review should be addressed to the Welsh Government’s Freedom of Information Officer at: Information Rights Unit, Welsh Government, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3NQ or Email:

Please remember to quote the ATISN reference number above.   

You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner.  The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: 

Information Commissioner’s Office, 
Wycliffe House, 
Water Lane, 
SK9 5AF 

However, please note that the Commissioner will not normally investigate a complaint until it has been through our own internal review process.

Yours sincerely