FS50839944

The complainant has requested certain information held by Gloucestershire County Council (the council) relating to the management of parking services in the Gloucestershire area. Whilst the council provided the complainant with some information in response, it applied section 14(2) and section 43(2) of the FOIA to part of the request. The Commissioner’s decision is that…

FS50843449

The complainant has requested a copy of the redaction policy. The General Dental Council (GDC) refused the request under section 31(1)(g) with subsection (2)(d) of FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that the GDC has demonstrated that section 31(1)(g) with 31(2)(d) is engaged and the public interest favours maintaining the exemption. She requires no steps to…

FER0837216

The complainant requested raw data from the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), an executive agency sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Welsh Government, relating to trap-side testing carried out on badgers suspected of carrying the bovine tuberculosis virus. APHA withheld the information under regulation 12(4)(d) of the EIR…

FER0851659

The complainant has requested information about complaints in respect of a specified property over a defined period of time. Canterbury City Council withheld the information because it considered that the information within scope was the personal data of third parties and that disclosure would breach the GDPR principles. The Commissioner’s decision is that, as the…

FS50834370

The complainant has requested a report into the University of London’s handling of a student protest which involved the occupation of the university buildings. The University refused the request under section 36 on the basis that disclosing the information would prejudice the conduct of public affairs by inhibiting the free and frank exchange of views.…

FS50837172

The complainant submitted a request to the Cabinet Office seeking information regarding David Bowie and any honours nominations that he received. The Cabinet Office provided some details regarding the nomination for a CBE that Mr Bowie received in 2000, but withheld the remainder of the information falling within the scope of the request on the…

FS50834555

The complainant has requested information about complaints submitted to the Housing Ombudsman Service (HOS) about a specific housing organisation.  HOS is relying on section 40(2) of the FOIA (third person personal data) to withhold the information the complainant has requested. The Commissioner’s decision is as follows:  HOS is entitled to rely on section 40(2) of…

FS50810710

The complainant requested information about members’ registers of interests. Snowdonia National Park Authority (‘the Authority’) withheld the information requested under section 40(2) of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Authority has incorrectly applied section 40(2) to the request. The Commissioner requires the public authority to disclose the information requested to the complainant, namely…

FS50839431

The complainant has requested information from University of Leicester (“the University”) about external examiners for the department of engineering between the years 2010 to 2018. The University withheld the information, citing section 40(2) of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that the University was entitled to rely on the exemption at section 40(2) FOIA. The…

FS50859613

The complainant made a 14-part request for a range of information about the awarding of an IT contract. City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council responded to 13 of those parts, but refused to respond to the remaining part because it did not consider that part of the request to be valid. The Commissioner’s decision is…