FS50856917

The complainant has requested information on the costs to the ICO of the provision of legal services by outside bodies.  The ICO has withheld the information it holds under section 40(2) (personal data) and 43 of the FOIA (commercial interests) and considers the public interest favours maintaining the section 43 exemption.  Regarding section 43, the…

FS50840432

The complainant requested from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) various information relating to its operations. The MHCLG refused to comply with the request under section 14(1) of the FOIA because it considered that the request was vexatious. The Commissioner’s decision is that the MHCLG was entitled to rely on section 14(1)…

FS50888868

The complainant has requested details of complaints received by the Question Time production team. The BBC explained the information was covered by the derogation and excluded from FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that this information was held by the BBC for the purposes of ‘journalism, art or literature’ and did not fall inside FOIA. She…

FS50870995

The complainant has requested information relating to named individuals he believes attended the University of Westminster (“the University”). Subject to section 40(5B)(a)(i) of the FOIA, the University neither confirmed nor denied whether it held the requested information, as to do so would disclose the personal data of third parties. The Commissioner’s decision is that the…

FS50838858

The complainant requested information relating to material referred to in a published report. During the course of the Commissioner’s investigation, Staffordshire Police revisited its handling of parts (1) and (2) of the request. It confirmed it held information within the scope of part (1) of the request but denied holding information within the scope of…

FS50825882

The complainant requested information about looked-after children. Specifically, she asked to know about the number of instances where other local authorities had placed children in care in Salford City Council’s (SCC) area, and the number of instances where SCC had placed children in care in other local authority areas. SCC disclosed most of the information…

FS50850520

The complainant has requested information relating to a building dispute which occurred between a school and a building company in 2015. The council refused to disclose some information on the basis that section 40(2) of the Act applied (personal data), section 32 (court records) and section 42 (legal professional privilege). During the course of the…

FS50841896

The complainant requested information about care placements for looked-after children. Specifically, she asked to know about the number of instances where other local authorities had placed children in care in Sunderland City Council’s (SC) area, and the number of instances where SC had placed children in care in other local authority areas. SC disclosed some…

FS50839647

The complainant requested information about looked-after children. Specifically, she asked to know about the number of instances where other local authorities had placed children in care in St Helens Council’s (SHC) area, and the number of instances where SHC had placed children in care in other local authority areas. SHC disclosed much of the information…

FS50857002

The complainant has requested a copy of a case review. Hull City Council concluded that it did not hold the information for the purposes of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that the information is not held by the council for the purposes of the FOIA. The Commissioner does not require the council to take…