FER0888280

The complainant requested information from Natural England about licence applications including renewals relating to killing of ravens and related information. The Commissioner’s decision is that Natural England applied regulation 7(1) correctly, and having responded within 40 working days of receipt of the request for information, it did not breach regulation 5(2) of the Environmental Information…

FER0871928

The complainant has requested information regarding the construction of a dropped curb access. The Commissioner’s decision is that on the balance of probabilities, Arun District Council has located all the information held in scope of the request. However it breached Regulation 5(2) in failing to respond to the request within 20 working days. The Commissioner…

FS50902283

The complainant has requested information relating to interviews carried out by LGSCO. The Commissioner’s decision is that LGSCO has correctly cited section 44(1)(a) in response to the request. The Commissioner does not require the public authority to take any steps as a result of this decision notice. Powered by WPeMatico

FS50838516

The complainant has requested the qualifications of a specific individual.  The General Medical Council (the GMC) has refused to confirm or deny it holds this information, under section 40(5B)(a)(i) of the FOIA (personal data) as to do so would disclose two individuals’ personal data. The Commissioner’s decision is as follows:  The GMC can rely on…

FS50874513

The complainant has requested from the Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria (“the PCC”) information about meetings between the former Police and Crime Commissioner, members of parliament, and councillors. The PCC disclosed information in response to the request but the complainant believed that it held more information. The Information Commissioner’s decision is that on the…

FS50840105

The complainant requested information from the University of Bath (the University) regarding communications between the University and Bath Rugby Club about Bath Rugby’s temporary stadium plans. The University refused the request under section 43(2) (commercial interests) of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that the University correctly applied section 43(2) of the FOIA. Therefore, the…

FS50832982

The complainant requested a copy of the minutes of Ministerial committee meetings on Animal Rights Activists from 2003. The public authority withheld the minutes held relying on the exemptions at sections 35(1)(a) and (b) FOIA. The Commissioner concluded that the public authority was entitled to rely on the exemption at section 35(1)(b). Powered by WPeMatico

FS50817650

The complainant requested a copy of the information held for the last six month period of the file series MISC 13 Cabinet Committee on Animal Rights Activists. The public authority withheld the information relying on the exemptions at sections 35(1)(a), (b) and 31(1)(a), (b), (g) FOIA. The Commissioner concluded that the public authority was entitled…

FS50870253

The complainant submitted a request to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) seeking a copy of a particular letter dating from 1997 between the British High Commissioner in Wellington and the Cook Islands Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs. The FCO explained that it could not locate the requested letter. The complainant argued…

FS50876680

The complainant has requested from Guildford Borough Council information in relation to the Council’s planning department and planning enforcement team. The Council disclosed the organisational charts but refused to provide the names of the position holders, citing section 40(2) of the FOIA (third party personal data) to do so. The Commissioner’s decision is that the…