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The complainant has requested information on the transfer of arts and heritage services to Cultura London. The Commissioner’s decision is that the London Borough of Harrow (“the Council”) holds no further information in the scope of the request. However, the Council has breached sections 17(1) and 17(3) – Refusal of request, as it did not…

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The complainants requested information about a planning enforcement case involving their home. Bath and North East Somerset Council disclosed some information and said that it held no further information within scope. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Council holds no further information within the scope of the request and has therefore complied with its duty…

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The complainant requested information from Westacre Middle School (the School) relating to the EGM (Extraordinary Governor’s Meeting) of 5 February 2018. The School withheld the information under section 40(2) (third party personal data) of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that the School correctly withheld the information under section 40(2) of the FOIA. Therefore, the…

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The complainant made a request to the English Heritage Trust (the Trust) for information about filming at English Heritage properties for the television series ‘The Crown’. The Trust refused the request under the section 43(2) (commercial interests) exemption. The Commissioner’s decision is that section 43(2) was correctly applied and the public interest in maintaining the…

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The complainant submitted a number of requests to Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) for information concerning journey logs for live animal transport from within Northern Ireland.  The public authority refused to comply with the requests on the basis of section 14(1) of FOIA as they considered them to be vexatious.  The Commissioner…

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The complainant requested information about a noise complaint and planning/land use in respect of a piece of land near to this property. Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council (‘the Council’) applied section 14 of the FOIA to the first request and relied on the provisions of section 17(6) as the basis not to respond to…

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The complainant requested information relation to a specific report prepared by the Public Policy Institute of Wales. Cardiff University (‘the University’) provided the information requested but the complainant considered that the University held additional information. The Commissioner’s decision is that, on the balance of probabilities, the University does not hold any further recorded information falling…

FS50800698

The complainant has requested copies of responses to a public consultation exercise about plans to develop an accessible pathway through Stoke Park, Bristol. The council provided the majority of the information in an anonymised form but refused to provide free text responses on the basis that Regulation 13(1) applies (personal data). The Commissioner’s decision is…

FS50816764

The complainant has requested information associated with revisions made to the ICO’s published guidance on section 36 of the FOIA.  The ICO released some information.  It withheld other information under section 42(1) (legal professional privilege) and said that the public interest favoured maintaining this exemption. The Commissioner’s decision is as follows: The information that the…