FS50725548

The complainant has requested information regarding the disclosure of an unredacted diplomatic cable. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Department for International Trade (‘DIT’) appropriately relied on section 36(2) – Prejudice to effective conduct of public affairs – to withhold the information in the scope of the request. The Commissioner does not require the public…

FS50732552

the Prime Minister’s visit to the US in January 2017 shortly following the inauguration of President Trump. Relying on sections 27(4) and 36(3) FOIA, the public authority neither confirmed nor denied holding the requested information. The Commissioner concluded that the public authority was not entitled to rely on sections 27(4) and 36(3) FOIA. The Commissioner…

FS50736536

The complainant submitted a request to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) seeking communications between  the FCO  in London and the British embassy in Washington which contained the keywords ‘Twitter’, ‘tweets’, or ‘Britain First’ and were sent between 29th November 2017 and 13th December 2017. The FCO provided the complainant with some information falling within…

FS50737394

The complainant made a freedom of information request to NHS England for the minutes of a meeting concerning his deceased partner’s treatment and other related matters. He received no response. When contacted by the Commissioner to ask why there had been no response, the public authority initially informed her that it had not received the…

FS50705926

The complainant has requested information about the decision by Lancashire County Council to withhold reimbursement payments to a bus company. The Council responded that all held information had been previously disclosed in 2012, and that some outstanding information was withheld under section 41. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Council has failed to fully consider…

FS50734271

The complainant has requested a copy of an information notice. The ICO provided the complainant with a redacted copy of the information he had requested. The redactions were made under section 31(1)(g) with subsection (2)(a) and (c) and 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). The Commissioner’s decision is that the ICO has…

FS50749152

The complainant has requested information about any complaints made against a named officer employed by Hampshire County Council. The Council refused to comply with the request, and stated that it relied upon section 40(2) to do so. The Commissioner’s decision is that the exemption provided by section 40(5)(b)(i) is engaged, as the confirmation or denial…

FS50704099

The complainant has requested information held by the Cabinet Office relating to the Care Quality Commission between specified dates. The Cabinet Office originally refused the request under section 12 (cost limit), but during the course of the Commissioner’s investigation sought to rely on section 14 (vexatious request) instead. The Cabinet Office claimed that section 14…

FS50708971

The complainant has requested information relating to the background checks undertaken for the former Chief Executive of the Education Fellowship Trust and correspondence and communication between the DfE, the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and the regional commissioners between January and the end of March 2017 with regard to any discussions or proposals that deal…