FER0794449

The complainant has requested information held by Hastings Borough Council (the council) relating to comments which have been included within particular correspondence sent to the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman. The Commissioner is satisfied that, on the balance of probabilities, the council does not hold any information in addition to that which is already…

FS50853537

The complainant has requested a safety report relating to Redcliffe Bay Petroleum Storage Depot. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) disclosed some information but withheld other information under the exceptions provided by regulation 13 – personal information, and regulation 12(5)(a) – adverse affect to national security and public safety. The complainant has not challenged the…

FER0877040

The complainant has requested information relating to specific planning applications. Mid Sussex District Council disclosed some information and withheld other information under the exceptions for internal communications (regulation 12(4)(e)) and the course of justice (regulation 12(5)(b)).  During the Commissioner’s investigation the public authority dropped its reliance on exceptions and disclosed the previously withheld information to…

FS50866306

The complainant has requested information about non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) relating to the UK’s exit from the EU. DHSC refused to disclose the requested information under section 35(1)(a) FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that section 35(1)(a) FOIA was applied incorrectly to some of the withheld information.  The Commissioner requires the public authority to disclose the NDAs…

FS50854894

The complainant has requested information relating to tendering bids made for a procurement exercise carried out by the council. The council disclosed some information, however, it withheld other information on the basis that the exemptions at section 43(1) (trade secrets), section 41 (information provided in confidence) and section 40(2) (personal data of third parties) applied.…

FER0841950

The complainant requested a copy of a contract between The Royal Borough of Greenwich and a consortia comprising of Lovell Partnerships Limited, Morgan Sindall Group Plc and Asra Housing Association Limited in relation to the redevelopment of 3 housing estates collectively referred to as the Woolwich Estates. The public authority disclosed a significant amount of…

FS50879832

The complainant has requested information relating to the painting of road markings at a specific location. Lancashire County Council disclosed some information and confirmed that no further information was held. The Commissioner’s decision is that Lancashire County Council wrongly handled the request under the EIR and breached regulation 5(1) but that it disclosed all the…

FS50877716

The complainant has requested addresses, postcodes and unit ownership information about local authority-owned blocks. The Royal Borough of Greenwich 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 Royal Borough has not applied section 40(2) of the FOIA…