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The complainant has requested information relating to the management and dispersal of Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) funding over a five year period. The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham (“the London Borough”) provided the information it held but the complainant considered the figures to be inaccurate. The Commissioner’s decision is that, on the balance of…

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The complainant has requested information from Manchester City Council (“the Council”) regarding pension payments. The Commissioner’s decision is that, on the balance of probabilities the Council does not hold any recorded information falling within the scope of the request. The Commissioner does not require any steps to be taken. Powered by WPeMatico

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The complainant requested information from West Sussex County Council (the Council) regarding parking bay sizes. The Council refused the request under section 14(1) (vexatious requests) on the basis that it was vexatious. The Commissioner’s decision is that the request was vexatious and the Council was therefore entitled to rely on section 14(1) of the FOIA…

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The complainant has requested an investigatory report written by the Department for the Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (“Defra”). Defra refused to provide this information and withheld the entirety of the report under sections 41(1) (information provided in confidence) and section 40(2) (personal information). The Commissioner’s decision is that Defra has correctly applied section 41…

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The complainant has requested information about attempted suicides in care homes. The City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council refused the request because it estimated that the cost of compliance would exceed the appropriate limit. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Council has correctly applied section 12 of the FOIA to refuse the request and that…

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In two separate requests the complainant has requested information from Arts Council England (ACE) about a draft letter and Acceptance in Lieu Panel recommendations and correspondence. With regard to part [1] of request 1, ACE provided relevant information it holds. With regard to part [2] of request 1, ACE provided some relevant information and has…

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The complainant requested information related to unoccupied government-owned property in the West Midlands that falls under the “Business B2” band or can be converted to that classification. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Government Property Agency (“the GPA”) failed to respond to the request within 20 working days and has therefore breached section 10 of…

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The complainant has requested information about the “Responsible Person” as defined in section 2(1) The Local Authority Social Services and National Health Service Complaints (England) Regulations 2009. Surrey County Council disclosed some information and explained that it did not hold the remainder. The Commissioner’s decision is that Surrey County Council was correct to state that…

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The complainant has requested reports and emails from Middlesbrough Council (“the Council”) regarding Middlesbrough bus station. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Council has correctly applied regulations 5(1) and 12(4)(b) of the EIR, and it has complied with the requirement of regulation 9 to provide advice and assistance. The Commissioner does not require the public…

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The complainant has requested information with regards to an independent investigation that was commissioned to look at planning issues connected with a school. Cheshire West and Chester Council (the council) refused the request relying on regulation 12(4)(b) of the EIR as it considered it was Manifestly Unreasonable. The council also sought to rely on regulation…