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The complainant has requested information about false passports from the Home Office (the “HO”). The HO advised that to comply with the request would exceed the cost limit at section 12(1) of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that the HO was entitled to rely on section 12(1) of the FOIA. She does however find…

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The complainant has requested information about the ‘Empowering mothers against radicalisation’ project funded by Manchester City Council.  The Council provided some information but refused the remainder citing sections 24(1) – national security and 43(2) – commercial interests of the FOIA.  On review the Council maintained its reliance on section 24(1) and added section 38(1) –…

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The complainant has requested information about a government-led national drugs strategy from Sunderland City Council (“SCC”). The Commissioner’s decision is that, based on the civil standard of the balance of probabilities, SCC does not hold the requested information. No steps are required. Powered by WPeMatico

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The complainant has requested information from Oldham Council (“the council”) regarding details of residential properties that it owns. The Commissioner’s decision is that the council was entitled to withhold part of the requested information under section 40(2) of the FOIA – third party personal data. The Commissioner does not require the council to take any…

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The complainant has requested Nuffield College (the college) to disclose any documents relating to work undertaken by Professor Duch with Cambridge Analytica (CA) relating to Argentina in 2015 and any other projects with CA and SCL Elections Ltd (SCL) during 2014-2018. The college refused to comply with the request, advising the complainant that it does…

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The complainant has requested from Great Wakering Parish Council (“the Council”), information in relation to complaints made about the local burial ground. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Council does not hold the requested information. However, by failing to confirm this to the complainant within the statutory time period of 20 working days, the Council…

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The complainant requested the circulation list for reports produced by the Extremism Analysis Unit. The Home Office refused to provide the requested information, citing sections 31(1)(a) (law enforcement) and 40(2) (personal information) of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Home Office was entitled to rely on section 31(1)(a) and that the public interest…

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The complainant requested from West Berkshire Council (“the Council”) information regarding the agenda papers and minutes of the Environment Advisory Group (EAG) and the Transport Advisory Group (TAG). The Council responded to the request under the FOIA. It withheld the information under sections 36(2)(b)(i), 36(2)(b)(ii) and 36(2)(c) (prejudice to the effective conduct of public affairs)…

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The complainant has requested information with regards to a Library and Community Hub, a Trust and two named Councils. Desborough Town Council (the council) refused both the initial request and refined request under section 12(1) of the FOIA – appropriate limit. The Commissioner’s decision is that section 12(1) of the FOIA is engaged and that…

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The complainant requested information about the implementation of Project Servator. Dyfed Powys Police provided some information, but withheld other information under sections 24 and 31 of the FOIA. It also refused to confirm or deny whether it held other information by virtue of section 23(5) of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that Dyfed Powys…