FER0804465

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…

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The complainant has requested information from the Probation Board Northern Ireland (‘PBNI’) relating to the transfer of offenders from Northern Ireland to England and Wales. The PBNI disclosed some information to the complainant, stated that it did not hold information in relation to part of the complainant’s request, and applied section 12(1) of the FOIA…

FER0816505

The complainant requested information from North Yorkshire County Council (“the Council”) relating to certain individuals who submitted evidence forms about the use of a bridleway near Thornton-in-Craven. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Council correctly redacted the personal details of the individuals under regulation 13 of the EIR. However, the Council incorrectly redacted the dates…

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The complainants have requested information from the School in relation to a specific Duke of Edinburgh expedition in which students and teachers from the School participated.  The School disclosed some information to the complainants and refused to disclose some information or disclosed it with redactions, citing section 40(2) of the FOIA as a basis for…

FS50801441

The complainant has requested information regarding financial assessments of local authorities.  The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) refused the request under the exemption for prejudice to commercial interests (section 43(2)).  During the Commissioner’s investigation MHCLG additionally relied on exemptions in section 36 to withhold the information.  The Commissioner’s decision is that MHCLG…

FS50812261

The complainant has requested from North Tyneside Council (“the Council”), all correspondence between named council officers and a sole trader. The Council provided some information, but redacted some under regulation 13 of the EIR – third party personal data. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Council is entitled to rely on regulation 13 of the…

FS50811928

The complainant, on behalf of the University and College Union at Havering College of Further and Higher Education (“the College”), requested information from the College about a former senior employee’s termination of employment. The College provided him with part of the requested information, but withheld part under section 40(2) of the FOIA – third party…

FS50841713

The complainant has requested information relating to numbers of Down syndrome births. The Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (the Trust) refused to provide the requested information citing the exemption under section 40(2) of the FOIA (third party personal data) as its basis for doing so. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Trust has correctly applied…

FS50812878

The complainant has requested information with regards to a hotel. Brighton and Hove City Council (the council) provided some of the requested information and advised that other information was not held. The Commissioner’s decision is that the requested information is environmental information and that the council holds no further information falling within the scope of…

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The complainant has requested quarterly information concerning Manchester City Council’s progress in meeting its Climate Change Action Plan.  The Council responded, providing some information falling within the scope of the request but advising information was not collated on a quarterly basis and would be available in the Annual Progress Report to be published in July…