FS50887618

The complainant has requested information from the City of York Council (“the Council”) regarding the professional qualifications of its Flood Risk Management and Conservation Officers. The Council withheld the information under section 40(2) of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Council has correctly applied section 40(2) of the FOIA to withhold the information.…

FS50882122

The complainant has requested copies correspondence with the Department for Work and Pensions about a specific subject over a defined period. Her Majesty’s Treasury initially denied holding some of the information and refused the remainder of the request, citing section 12 of the FOIA (cost of compliance exceeds appropriate limit) as its reason for doing…

FS50901214

The complainant requested a variety of information from the London Borough of Waltham Forest (the London Borough), which related to a 2017 request that the London Borough previously responded to. The Commissioner’s decision is that, in respect of questions 2, 3 and 6 of the complainant’s request, the London Borough failed to respond within 20…

FS50891241

The complainant has requested particular meeting minutes and papers from the Canal & River Trust (‘CRT’).  CRT’s position is that it does not hold the requested information for the purposes of the FOIA. The complainant disputes this.  The Commissioner’s decision is as follows: The information requested in this case does not fall within the definition…

FER0808893

The Council initially refused the request under regulation 12(5)(b), regulation 12(5)(f) and regulation 13 of the EIR, as well as stating that some information was not held. The Council subsequently sought to rely on the exception at regulation 12(4)(b) on the basis that the request was manifestly unreasonable. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Council…

11/2020 : 4 February 2020 – Judgment of the Court of Justice in Joined Cases C-515/17 P, C-561/17P

Uniwersytet Wrocławski v REA Research, information, education, statistics The General Court erred in law in holding that the existence of a contract for the provision of lecturing services between a party and its lawyer infringes the requirement for a legal representative before the Courts of the European Union to be independent Powered by WPeMatico

9/2020 : 31 January 2020 – Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-457/18

Slovenia v Croatia Principles of Community law The Court of Justice of the European Union lacks jurisdiction to rule on a border dispute between Slovenia and Croatia, but those two Member States are required, under Article 4(3) TEU, to strive sincerely to bring about a definitive legal solution to the dispute consistent with international law Powered…