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The complainant requested information related to the provision of specialist education services for deaf children and young people. The request formed part of a nationwide series of requests submitted to public authorities for information of this nature. The Commissioner’s decision is that London Borough of Sutton (“the London Borough”) failed to respond to the request…

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The complainant requested information related to council spending for deaf children and young people’s education. The Commissioner’s decision is that the London Borough of Croydon (“the London Borough”) failed to respond to the request within 20 working days and has therefore breached Section 10 of the FOIA. The Commissioner requires the London Borough to take…

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The complainant requested copies of the Metropolitan Police Service’s contracts for the provision of cleaning services. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has breached section 10(1) of the FOIA in that it failed to provide a valid response to the request within the statutory time frame of 20 working days. The…

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The complainant originally made a request for information which in broad terms, related to guidance on dealing with patients who had suffered domestic abuse. Following the refusal of that request under section 12, the complainant submitted a refined request. The Department of Health and Social Security (DH&SC) responded to that request. Although the complainant was…

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The complainant has requested information with regards to a public footpath that crosses farmland. Warwickshire County Council (the council) provided the information but withheld some under regulation 12(5)(b) of the EIR – Course of Justice and 12(4)(e) of the EIR – Internal Communications. During the Commissioner’s investigations, the council no longer sought to rely on…

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The complainant requested Options Appraisals relating to tower blocks and information on which Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) based decisions about its stock of tower blocks.  NIHE withheld the Options Appraisals under section 36(2)(c)(prejudice to the effective conduct of public affairs). The Commissioner’s decision is that, at the time of the request, the Options Appraisals…

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In a request to the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (‘the LGO’) the complainant has requested information about its complaints processes.  The LGO’s position is that the relevant information it holds is published on its website and that the information is therefore exempt from disclosure under section 21(1) of the FOIA as it is…

FS50815396

The complainant requested information from CDC Group PLC (“CDC”) about companies in Myanmar, Burma that had received money from its investments. CDC provided some of this information but refused to provide a list of contractors it held who were carrying out work for Irrawaddy Green Tower Project (“IGT”) a recipient of its investment, citing section…

FS50815854

The complainant has requested information relating to an accident he was involved in and subsequent referral to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE). The Commissioner’s decision is that HSE does not hold any information within the scope of the request and has complied with its obligations under section 1 of the FOIA. The Commissioner does…

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The complainant has requested information about the ending of an alliance agreement between West Mercia and Warwickshire police forces from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Mercia (the “OPCC”). The OPCC refused to disclose the requested information citing sections 43(2) (commercial interests) and 42(1) (legal professional privilege) of the FOIA. The…