IC-84995-B0K7

The complainant has requested information about psychological assessment screening. The Isle of Wight NHS Trust (‘the Trust’) advised it does not hold the requested information. The Commissioner’s decision is as follows: It has become apparent that the Trust has failed to obtain the correct objective reading of the request.  In line with the duty under…

IC-94513-N5H8

The complainant has requested the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) to disclose the names of 47 companies which were awarded contracts via the ‘high-priority lane’ for procuring PPE. Initially the DHSC withheld the information under section 43 of the FOIA (commercial interests). At the internal review stage the DHSC revised its position, withdrew…

IC-85131-P4W5

The complainant requested information with regards to the Bristol Mass Transit Policy. West of England Combined Authority (the council) refused the request under regulation 12(4)(d) of the EIR – material in the course of completion. The Commissioner’s decision is that regulation 12(4)(d) of the EIR is engaged and the public interest in maintaining the exception…

IC-74092-L9B6

The complainant has requested information regarding objections to the council’s accounts. Kirby Muxloe Parish Council initially refused the request on the basis of section 14. This position was revised during the course of the investigation and the information was provided. The Commissioner’s decision is that Kirby Muxloe Parish Council failed to respond to the request…

IC-128417-Y6D4

The complainant requested information from the NHS Commissioning Board (“NHS England”) relating to the NIMS database. By the date of this notice, NHS England had not provided a substantive response to the request. The Commissioner’s decision is that NHS England has failed to respond to the request within 20 working days and has therefore breached…

IC-91095-K3X9

The complainant has requested information relating to safeguarding at Meadowfield School. The School refused to comply with the request under section 14(1) (vexatious requests) of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that the request was vexatious and therefore the School was entitled to rely upon section 14(1) to refuse it. However, the School has breached…

IC-53595-H1B1

The complainant submitted a request to the London Borough of Barnet (the Council) seeking copies of legal agreements between it and Saracens Copthall LLP concerning a loan to finance a replacement west stand as part of its Allianz Park stadium. The Council initially withheld the requested agreements in full on the basis of sections 43(2)…

IC-94442-G5N3

The complainant requested details of a specific section of the planned Northern Powerhouse Railway. Transport for the North withheld the requested information and relied on Regulation 12(4)(d) of the EIR (material in the course of completion) in order to do so. The Commissioner’s decision is that TfN has correctly relied on Regulation 12(4)(d) to withhold…