FER0849915

The complainant has requested information relating to proposed Cullompton Relief Road options.  Mid Devon District Council initially withheld the requested information but subsequently disclosed information during an investigation by the Commissioner.  The complainant has disputed the public authority’s confirmation that all relevant held information has been provided.  The Commissioner’s decision is that Mid Devon District…

FS50782553

The complainant submitted a request to the Department for International Development (DFID) seeking copies of audit reports concerning the ‘ Palestinian Recovery and Development Program’, World Bank multi donor trust fund, along with the terms of reference for any such audits. DFID refused to provide the information falling within the scope of the request citing…

FS50809125

The complainant has requested information about its annual maintenance spend from the Canal & River Trust (“CRT”). CRT initially provided some information that it believed met the scope of the request. When the complainant explained that it did not fulfil his request, CRT stated that it did not hold the requested information and that to…

FS50820102

The complainant submitted a request to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) seeking details of any secondary employment undertaken by the Heads of British diplomatic missions. The FCO refused to comply with the request on the basis of section 12(1) (cost limit) of FOIA. The Commissioner has concluded that the FCO is entitled to rely…

FS50810179

The complainant has requested information on all financial transactions over £25,000. The University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (the Trust) refused the request on the basis of section 31(1)(a)exemption, the prevention and detection of crime and section 43(2), commercial interests. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Trust has demonstrated that sections 31 and 43 are…

FS50822978

The complainant asked Bournemouth Borough Council for information about the trade use of crematoria operated by the Council. The information which the complainant seeks is the number of cremations which have taken place at the Council’s crematoria over a two year period, on a daily, weekly or monthly basis, to show which funeral directors or…

FS50795175

The complainant requested information relating to the partnership between the Home Office and St. Mungo’s, including email communications between named staff from St Mungo’s and the Home Office. The Home Office provided some information within the scope of the request but refused to provide the remainder, citing section 31(1)(e) (law enforcement) of the FOIA. The…

FER0809101

The complainant has requested EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) and DEC (Display Energy Certificate) data, as the current dataset, which is available via an open access database is around 2 years out of date. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (‘MHCLG’) withheld the information on the basis of regulation 12(5)(c) – intellectual property rights.…

FS50826520

The complainant has requested information about the tier 1 visa policy from the Home Office (“HO”). The HO told the complainant that it did not consider the request to be valid under the terms of the FOIA but provided a response ‘outside’ the provisions of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that the HO should…