FS50843652

The complainant has made a request for information relating to applicant households accommodated by the London Borough of Lambeth (the Council). The Council provided some information but relied on the exemption at section 40(2) of the FOIA to withhold other information. The Commissioner’s decision is that section 40(2) is not engaged in respect of the…

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The complainant asked Birmingham City Council for information relating to a payment it made to the GMB Union. The Council provided the information held in respect of parts 1 and 4 of his request and provided a not held response in respect of part 3. The Council initially refused to provide information in respect of…

FS50821727

In two requests, the complainant has requested information associated with North East Ambulance Service’s ambulance provision on a specific date, its deployment of vehicles, particular targets and a policy.  With regard to request 1, North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) provided some information and confirmed it does not hold some of the information.  NEAS relied on…

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The complainant has made two requests seeking specific minutes and related documents. Kirby Muxloe Parish Council disclosed some information, and withheld some under section 40(2) of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Council is entitled to withhold some of the information under section 40(2), but that other parts do not represent personal data…

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The complainant has requested information from Northern Ireland Co-Operation Overseas (‘NI-CO’) relating to training materials for a certain project.  NI-CO refused the request, citing the exemptions set out in sections 27(1) and 43(2) of the FOIA as a basis for non-disclosure. The Commissioner’s decision is that NI-CO has correctly applied section 43(2) of the FOIA…

FS50798366

The complainant has requested information on promotions, staff pay and grading and posts at the Department of Health and Social Care. The DHSC refused to respond to this request on the basis of section 14(1) of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that section 14 does not apply to this request. The Commissioner requires the…

FS50831496

The complainant has requested information relating to the national early years funding rates. The Department for Education (DfE) refused the request under section 35(1)(a) – information relating to the formulation and development of government policy. The Commissioner’s decision is that although the exemption is engaged, the public interest in maintaining the exemption does not outweigh…

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The complainant requested various pieces of information relating to felling licences. Natural Resources Wales (‘NRW’) initially applied regulation 12(4)(b) to the request as it considered it to be manifestly unreasonable due to the time it would take it comply with it.  During the Commissioner’s investigation NRW disclosed the information requested and stated other information was…

FS50822998

The complainant requested a copy of a Public Confidence Risk Report. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) refused the request under section 36(2)(c) – prejudice to the conduct of public affairs and 36(2)(b)(i) – would or would be likely to inhibit the free and frank provision of advice. The Commissioner is satisfied that section 36(2)(b)(i) is…

FS50819542

The complainant has requested information relating to the experiences black and ethnic minority individuals face as a result of being in environments or being brought up or living in areas where mostly everyone is white. Initially, NHS England advised the complainant that it does not hold any recorded information. However, during the Commissioner’s investigation it…