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The complainant has requested minutes from a round table discussion between the shipping industry and government ministers. The Department for Transport (DfT) provided a list of attendees but withheld the contents of the minutes under section 35(1)(a) – formulation and development of government policy and section 35(1)(d) – operation of a Ministerial private office. The…

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The complainant requested information relating to a review of sentencing policy. The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) refused to provide the requested information, citing section 35(1)(a) (formulation of government policy) of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that the MoJ was entitled to apply the exemption at section 35(1)(a) of the FOIA and that the public…

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The complainant has requested information from Bristol City Council (“the Council”) regarding money spent resurfacing an area of road outside the Mayor’s home address. The Council refused the request as vexatious under section 14(1) of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that the request was vexatious and the Council was therefore entitled to rely on…

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The complainant has requested University Programme Approval Committee records, meeting records and information about an exemption in City, University of London’s Senate Regulations. City, University of London (‘City’) released some information (redacting personal data under section 40(2) of the FOIA) and advised it had been unable to locate other relevant information – a particular report.…

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The complainant has requested information relating to an Employment Tribunal hearing. Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council did not comply with the request, citing section 14(1) (Vexatious requests) of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council has applied section 14(1) appropriately. However, she considers that it has breached section 10(1) (Time for compliance)…

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The complainant requested a copy of the notes of an interview with an outgoing Chief Executive. The Financial Conduct Authority initially withheld the requested information, citing sections 40(2) and 44 of the FOIA, before latterly noting that some of the information was already in the public domain. The Commissioner’s decision is that the FCA failed…

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The complainant requested information about council-owned blocks. The London Borough of Enfield provided some information but refused to provide the remainder because it stated that the information was already reasonably accessible to the complainant. The Commissioner’s decision is that the London Borough of Enfield is entitled to rely on section 21 of the FOIA to…

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The complainant has requested addresses, postcodes and unit ownership information about local authority-owned blocks. The London Borough of Havering provided some information but withheld the full addresses and postcodes which it believed were the personal data of the homeowners. The Commissioner’s decision is that the London Borough has not applied section 40(2) of the FOIA…

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The complainant has requested information about council-owned blocks. The London Borough of Croydon provided a significant quantity of information but withheld some low numbers which, it stated, could not be disclosed without revealing personal data. The Commissioner’s decision is that the London Borough of Croydon has not applied section 40(2) of the FOIA correctly to…