FS50716967

The complainant requested information from Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (“the Council”) relating to briefing notes prepared for liaisons or quarterly meetings with local MPs. The Council withheld the information under section 36(2) of the FOIA because it considered that disclosure would prejudice the effective conduct of public affairs. The Commissioner’s decision is that the exemption…

FS50738367

The complainant submitted a request to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) for information related to the Secretary of State’s decision not to block Bermuda’s Domestic Partnership Bill. The FCO withheld the information falling within the scope of the request on the basis of sections 27(1)(a) and 27(2) (international relations); 35(1)(a) (formulation and development of…

FS50743596

In a two part request, the complainant has requested information about loans and interest rates associated with the Mersey Tunnels.  Merseytravel has confirmed that it does not hold information related to part 1 of the request and has released some information related to part 2.  The complainant disputes that Merseytravel has released to him all…

FS50745420

The complainant requested information relating to an alleged incident involving a named individual. Kent Police provided links to some relevant information. It refused to confirm or deny holding the information requested at parts 1, 2 and 6 of the request, citing sections 30(3) (investigations and proceedings), 40(5) (personal information) and 24(2) (national security). The Commissioner’s…

FS50748547

The complainant has requested copies of various documents relating to administration and management. The Commissioner’s decision is that Borden Grammar School was entitled to rely on Section 14 of the FOIA (Vexatious) to refuse the request. However, it failed to issue an adequate refusal notice and has thus breached Section 17 of the FOIA. The…

FS50761028

The complainant has requested information in relation to abuse of process. Northumbria Police explained that it did not hold the requested information. The Commissioner’s decision is that Northumbria Police was correct to state that it does not hold the requested information. However, the Commissioner considers that Northumbria Police has breached section 10(1) (Time for compliance)…

FS50765443

The complainant requested a copy of all the responses received in relation to the Government’s consultation exercise on possible options for reporting and acting on child abuse and neglect. The Home Office withheld the requested information, citing section 35(1)(a) (the formulation or development of government policy) of FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that section 35(1)(a)…

FS50766143

The complainant has requested information about mobile phone extraction from Hampshire Constabulary (“HC”). HC advised her that it considered the request to be vexatious under section 14(1) of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that the request is not vexatious and she requires HC to either disclose the requested information or issue a fresh response,…

FS50766146

The complainant has requested information about mobile phone extraction from Thames Valley Police (“TVP”). TVP advised her that it considered the request to be vexatious under section 14(1) of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that the request is not vexatious and she requires TVP to either disclose the requested information or issue a fresh…

FER0744308

The complainant has requested from Breckland Council information in relation to a planning application consisting of all and any correspondence between the applicant and the Council. The Council responded to the complainant stating that it did not hold information within the scope of the request. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Council has breached Regulation…