FER0815169

The complainant has requested information relating to a drainage scheme. The request was refused as Manifestly Unreasonable. The Commissioner’s decision is that Telford & Wrekin Council has failed to demonstrate that the exception is engaged and is thus not entitled to rely on Regulation 12(4)(b) of the EIR (Manifestly Unreasonable) to refuse the request. She…

FS50823461

The complainant has requested the PHSO to disclose the name of each senior member of staff and their job title in the organisation. The PHSO disclosed the requested information for the majority, but refused to disclose the names of its in house clinical advisors citing section 40 of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that…

FS50818705

The complainant has requested copies of contracts held with the commissioners of services from two specific years. The Commissioner’s decision is that the partners of Parbold Surgery do not hold further information beyond that which has already been provided. The Commissioner does not require the Surgery to take any further steps in respect of this…

FS50849750

The complainant submitted a request to the University of Southampton (the University) seeking information relating to the ‘Mountbatten Archive’. The University has failed to respond to the request within 20 working days and has therefore breached section 10(1) of FOIA. The Commissioner requires the University to provide a response to the request. Powered by WPeMatico

FS50806145

The complainant made a request to the London Borough of Hackney. The London Borough acknowledged that request and allocated it a reference number of FOI199. The Commissioner’s decision is that the London Borough of Hackney failed to respond to the request within 20 working days and has therefore breached section 10 of the FOIA.The Commissioner…

FS50803813

The complainant has requested information about the law relating to the competence and compellability of the Sovereign to give evidence in court proceedings. The Crown Prosecution Service withheld the information, citing section 42(1) (Legal professional privilege) of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that although section 42(1) of the FOIA is engaged, the public interest…

FS50839662

In this case the Information Commissioner is both the public authority which is the subject of the complaint and the regulator of the FOIA responsible for investigating the complaint. The notice will use the term Information Commissioner’s Officer (ICO) when referring the Information Commissioner as the public authority subject to the complaint and the term…

FS50804402

The complainant requested from Wiltshire Council (the Council) information relating to a highways contract. The Council disclosed some of the information and withheld other information under section 43(2) (commercial interests) of the FOIA. During the Commissioner’s investigation the Council reconsidered the request under the EIR and withheld some of the information under the exception for…

FS50803959

The complainant submitted a request to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) seeking access to the file ‘FO 1030/270’ which concerned post World War Two Germany. The FCO sought to withhold the information on the basis of section 23(1) (security bodies) or, in the alternative section 24(1) (national security). The Commissioner has concluded that the…

FS50833342

The complainant has requested information about a person who, he alleges, has caused criminal damage to his property. The Commissioner’s decision is that Huntingdonshire District Council failed to its refusal notice within 20 working days and has therefore breached Regulation 14(2) of the Environmental Information Regulations. The Commissioner does not require any further steps. Powered…