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The complainant has requested the engineer’s survey and investigation report from the Canal & River Trust (“CRT”) relating to the cause of the breach which occurred on 15 March 2018 between the Wardle Lock and Stanthorne Lock in Middlewich. The CRT withheld this information under Regulation 12(4)(d)(material still in the course of completion) and Regulation…

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The complainant requested information about school places for children with an education, health and care (EHC) plan from Lancashire County Council (“the Council”). The Council stated that it did not hold the requested information. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Council, on the balance of probabilities, does not hold the requested information. She does not…

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The complainant has requested the qualifications of five members of staff. The governing body of Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College withheld the information, relying on section 40 of the FOIA (third party personal data) to do so. The Commissioner’s decision is that the College has correctly applied section 40(2) of the FOIA to withhold…

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The complainant requested information in relation to the value of comparable properties used to inform the assessment of the Council Tax Band for a property. The public authority withheld the information held within the scope of the request relying on the exemption at section 44(1)(a) FOIA. The Commissioner concluded that the public authority was entitled…

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The complainant requested information about financial support for an external organisation, Comic Relief. The BBC explained the information was covered by the derogation and excluded from FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that this information was held by the BBC for the purposes of ‘journalism, art or literature’ and did not fall inside FOIA. She therefore…

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The complainants have requested a copy of a report read out in a meeting of Atherstone Town Council (“the Council”) on 18 April 2018. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Council has correctly withheld the report under section 40(2) of FOIA – third party personal data. The Commissioner does not require the public authority to…

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The complainant has requested information on meetings from 10 May 2018 between then Brexit minister Steve Baker and Shanker Singham. The Commissioner’s decision is that in the circumstances of the case the Department for Exiting the European Union (“DExEU”) has appropriately relied on the exemptions at sections 36 FOIA – Prejudice to effective conduct of…

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The complainant has requested information relating to the qualifications of an individual employee. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Gambling Commissioner has correctly cited the exemption at section 40(2) of the FOIA. The Commissioner does not require the public authority to take the any steps. Powered by WPeMatico

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The complainant requested from Durham County Council (the Council) information in relation to its child social care, including statistics, policies and procedures in place. The Council refused the request, relying on section 12(1) of the FOIA, because it estimated that the cost of compliance would exceed the appropriate limit. The Commissioner’s decision is that the…

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The complainant has requested information from the Department for Education (“DfE”) relating to the meetings of the counter-extremism unit between certain specified dates where the topic of Birmingham schools and an Islamist takeover were discussed. The complainant also requested a copy of the evidence upon which Michael Gove made such claims. The DfE refused the…