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The complainant has requested a copy of the arrangements with the Permanent Secretary and Cabinet Office to ensure that processes were in place to prevent any conflict of interest between Lord Theodore Agnew’s ministerial role and his charitable interests. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Department for Education (DfE) has correctly applied the exemptions at…

FER0736963

The complainant has requested information from the public authority relation to a Compulsory Purchase Order to acquire the leasehold interests in the properties on Bacton Low Rise Estate. The public authority refused to comply with the request on the basis of the exception at regulation 12(4)(b) EIR (manifestly unreasonable request). The Commissioner concluded that the…

FER0755263

The complainant has requested information associated with the Crossrail 2 project: a list of residential property in the 2015 Safeguarding zone and a Safeguarding map.  Transport for London (TfL) has released the list of properties, directed the complainant to where particular maps are published and released the part of the Safeguarding map that includes the…

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The complainant has asked the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (“MHCLG”) for copies of communications between Sajid Javid and Brian Martin concerning Grenfell Tower and fire safety standards for building materials. Having initially refused the complainant’s request in reliance on section 35 of the FOIA, the MHCLG altered its position to one where…

FER0749490

The complainant requested various copies of Cabinet/Board Meeting minutes in respect of the proposed Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station project on Anglesey. The Welsh Government initially refused the request in its entirety relying on regulation 12(4)(e) of the EIR on the basis that the information involves the disclosure of internal communications, however, it subsequently disclosed…

FER0759444

The complainant has requested information with regards to a brown bin scheme. North Hertfordshire District Council (the council) refused the request under regulation 12(4)(b) of the EIR as it considered it to be manifestly unreasonable because of the time and resources that would be required for it to respond. The Commissioner’s decision is that regulation…

FS50768643

The complainant requested information in relation to financial sanctions on individuals and entities from the Syrian Arab Republic. The public authority withheld the information held within the scope of the request relying on the exemption at section 44(1)(b) FOIA (prohibitions on disclosure). The Commissioner concluded that the public authority was entitled to rely on the…

FS50750409

The complainant on two occasions has requested from Essex County Council information relating to correspondence between a group of individuals and the Council regarding a planning application. The Council provided some redacted information citing section 40(2) of the FOIA and stated that it did not hold the remainder of the information requested. The Commissioner’s view…

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The complainant has requested information from Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council (‘the council’) regarding allegations made into the conduct of a councillor and the investigation and report that followed. The request included interview statements, correspondence and communications between named and unnamed individuals. Although the council provided some information, the majority of it was withheld under section…

FS50763763

The complainant made two requests for information regarding several meetings. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Canal & River Trust was entitled to rely on Section 14 to refuse both requests. The Commissioner also is satisfied that, on the balance of probabilities, the Trust did issue its refusal notice in respect of Request 1 on…