23/2019 : 28 February 2019 – Opinion of the Advocate General in the case C-622/17

Baltic Media Alliance SERV Advocate General Saugmandsgaard Øe: the Audiovisual Media Services Directive does not preclude the adoption by a Member State of a measure imposing an obligation to broadcast or retransmit a foreign television channel only in packages available for an additional fee, in order to restrict the dissemination by that channel to the…

FS50758373

The complainant has requested information regarding the duties of a police constable. Hertfordshire Police explained that it does not hold any further recorded information relevant to the request. The Commissioner’s decision is that Hertfordshire Police is correct to state that it does not hold any further information. The Commissioner therefore considers that it has not…

FS50654155

The complainant requested the “Policy, Law and Decision Making Guidance” as used by the public authority in the assessment of child maintenance cases. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) relied on section 22 to withhold the requested information. The Commissioner’s decision is that the DWP incorrectly applied section 22 to withhold the requested information.…

FS50760393

The complainant has requested from Minting and Gautby Parish Council information in relation to its value added tax (VAT) reclaim forms. The Council has categorised the request as vexatious under section 14(1) of the FOIA and has refused to comply with it. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Council correctly refused to respond to the…