IC-124936-J0D4

The complainant requested information from the Department for Education (“the DfE”) about email correspondence regarding the “One Britain One Nation Day” initiative. The Commissioner’s decision is that the DfE failed to respond to the request within 20 working days and has therefore breached section 10 of the FOIA. The Commissioner requires the DfE to take…

IC-65402-K0T5

The complainant has requested information about a staffing committee of the council. The Commissioner’s decision is that, on the balance of probabilities, Dunchurch Parish Council is not withholding any information in scope of the request. However she finds that it contravened its obligations under section 10 of the FOIA in failing to respond to part…

IC-67462-Q4N7

The complainant has requested information from the Home Office relating to the e-mail inboxes of four specified individuals. The Home Office refused to disclose the requested information, citing section 12(1) of the FOIA as a basis for non-disclosure. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Home Office has correctly applied section 12(1) of the FOIA to…

IC-70671-P7Y0

The complainant requested information relating to ‘stop and search’ activities. Bedfordshire Police provided some information but refused to provide the remainder, citing sections 24 (national security) and 31 (law enforcement) of FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that Bedfordshire Police has failed to demonstrate that either exemption is engaged. The Commissioner requires the public authority to…

IC-107567-W1C9

The complainant has requested information from Central Bedfordshire Council (“the Council”) relating to two specific planning applications. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Council has failed to carry out a reconsideration of a response it provided, under the Environmental Information Regulations (“the EIR”), within 40 working days and has therefore breached Regulation 11 of the…

IC-70619-G4F9

The complainant requested the cost to the Home Office of chartering individual flights for the purposes of deporting and/or administratively removing people from the UK. The Home Office refused to provide the requested information, citing section 43(2) (commercial interests) of FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Home Office failed to demonstrate why the exemption…

IC-109345-X9F5

The complainant submitted a request to Bristol City Council (‘the Council’) for the name and contact details of the authorising officer of Special Education Needs funding for Bristol residents. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Council failed to respond to the request within 20 working days and has therefore breached section 10 of the FOIA.…

IC-101606-Y6T5

The complainant requested information from the London Borough of Croydon about traffic measures. The London Borough of Croydon has failed to respond to this request. The Commissioner requires the London Borough of Croydon to provide the complainant with a response to this request in accordance with its obligations under FOIA. The London Borough of Croydon…

IC-53663-Z0S5

1. The complainant submitted a request to the London Borough of Brent (the Council) seeking planning information about a particular housing development. The Council provided him with information falling within the scope of his request and directed him to a website where further information could be found. The complainant argued that the link provided did…