FS50867774

The complainant has requested the Number of enforcement cases dealt with each month by the DVLA. The DVLA refused to disclose the requested information under section 1(1)(d) FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that the DVLA has incorrectly applied section 31(1)(d) FOIA to the withheld information. The Commissioner requires the DVLA to disclose the withheld information.…

FS50867088

The complainant has requested to know whether Northamptonshire Police forced entry to a property that he owns. Northamptonshire Police said that it could not respond to the request because of the Data Protection Act 2018. The Commissioner’s decision is that, under section 40(5B)(a)(i) (personal information) of the FOIA, Northamptonshire Police was not obliged to confirm…

FS50899685

The complainant requested information from the London Borough of Southwark (the London Borough) concerning gifts & hospitality offered by employees of an architectural firm to employees of the London Borough. The Commissioner’s decision is that the London Borough failed to respond to the request within 20 working days and has therefore breached section 10 of…

FS50885379

The complainant requested the cost of local evening programming on BBC local radio in England and the cost of Virtual Local Radio (ViLoR), a new technology for local radio. The BBC explained the information was covered by the derogation relating to information held for the purposes of journalism, art or literature and hence was excluded…

FS50876333

The complainant has requested University College London (UCL) to disclose information relating to its monitoring of the ethnicity balance of recruitment panels. Initially UCL stated that the requested information is not held. However, during the Commissioner’s investigation UCL claimed a late reliance on section 12 of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that UCL is…

FS50806987

The complainant has requested information relating to how the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) have interpreted and implemented the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) regulations. The FCA provided some information captured by the request but withheld other information. The majority of the withheld information was withheld under section 44 – statutory…

FER0841363

The complainant has requested business cases relating to 20 different projects. Network Rail refused to comply with the request on the basis it would be manifestly unreasonable to do so. The Commissioner’s decision is that Network Rail has correctly refused the request under regulation 12(4)(b) and has provided appropriate advice and assistance under regulation 9…

FS50881975

The complainant submitted a request to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office seeking information about any past and current plans to reclaim Hong Kong as British territory. The FCO explained to the complainant that complying with this request would exceed the cost limit and invited him to submit a refined request. The complainant did so, albeit…

FS50864742

The complainant submitted a request to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) seeking information about the rendition to Libya, and treatment in Libya, of two individuals. The FCO refused to comply with the request on the basis of sections 14(1) (vexatious) and 14(2) (repeated) of FOIA. The Commissioner has concluded that the request is vexatious…

FS50852443

The complainant has requested information about a Housing Infrastructure Fund Bid.  Milton Keynes Council disclosed some information and withheld other information under regulation 12(5)(e) of the EIR. The Commissioner’s decision is that Milton Keynes Council has disclosed all the information it holds in relation to parts 1 and 2 of the request and complied with…