FS50822628

The complainant has requested various information in respect of the TrawsCymru bus network. The Welsh Government refused the request on the basis that it is vexatious citing section 14(1) of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Welsh Government was entitled to rely on section 14(1) to refuse the request. The Commissioner does not…

FS50850966

The complainant requested information about a database of drill rap gang music videos. The Metropolitan Police Service refused to disclose the requested information citing the section 30(1) (investigations and proceedings), section 38(1) (health and safety) and section 40(2) (personal information) FOIA exemptions. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Metropolitan Police Service was entitled to rely…

FS50838997

The complainant made a freedom of information request about the cost of the review of over 75 funding. The BBC refused the request under the section 43(2) (commercial interests) exemption. The Commissioner’s decision is that section 43(2) was correctly applied and the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosure. The…

FS50843907

The complainant has requested information from the Charity Commission about its regulation of Wibsey Park, Bradford. The Charity Commission (‘the Commission’): confirmed it does not hold some of the requested information; released some information (with personal data redacted) and withheld some information under section 31(1)(g) of the FOIA (law enforcement).  The complainant is dissatisfied with…

FS50852543

The complainant has requested copies of fire risk assessments carried out on a particular building. The London Borough of Waltham Forest provided copies of assessments that it held. The Commissioner’s decision is that the London Borough holds no further information beyond that already disclosed and has therefore discharged its duty under section 1(1) of the…

FER0872238

The complainant has requested information from the London Borough of Southwark (“the Council”) about cost-benefit analyses of the municipal waste management strategy in the Borough. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Council has failed to carry out a reconsideration (internal review) of a response it provided within 40 working days and has therefore breached Regulation…

FS50867076

The complainant has requested a copy of a final decision to a complaint. The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) refused the request under section 40(2) and section 44(1)(a) of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that the PHSO has correctly applied section 44(1)(a) of the FOIA on the basis that the requested information is…

FS50838260

The complainant has requested information from the London Borough of Southwark (“the Council”) regarding its use of properties in particular boroughs in Essex. The Council refused the request, citing section 12 of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Council has correctly applied section 12 to the request and has also provided adequate advice…

FS50777458

The complainant has requested copies of minutes for the Wales Interpretation and Translation Service for the public sector (WITS) for a specified time period. Cardiff Council provided redacted copies of the minutes and cited section 40(2) and section 43(2) of the FOIA in respect of the redacted information. The Commissioner’s decision is that Cardiff Council…

FS50841837

The complainant has requested records about the appointment of the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation (“IRTL”) from the Home Office (“HO”). The HO disclosed some information but refused to provide the remainder citing section 35(1)(a) (formulation of government policy) of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that section 35 is not engaged. She requires the…