FS50812999

The complainant has requested information about emergency plans to protect children deemed to be at risk of abduction. The Commissioner’s decision is that, on the balance of probabilities, Brighton Hill Community School does not hold the requested information. However, it failed to inform the complainant that it did not hold the information within 20 working…

FS50805366

The complainant has requested review reports associated with a named primary school.  Peterborough Diocese Education Trust (‘the Trust’) said it did not hold some of the requested information and has withheld other information – a Safeguarding audit report – under section 36(2)(b) and 36(2)(c) of the FOIA (prejudice to the effective conduct of public affairs).…

FS50761287

The complainant submitted ten information requests to Thanet District Council over a one month period.  The public authority categorised all ten requests as vexatious and refused them under Section 14(1) of the FOIA.  The Commissioner’s decision is that the ten requests are vexatious and that the public authority is not obliged to comply with the…

FS50801332

The complainant requested demographic and academic information about applicants of a particular programme, as well as about those who had been offered an interview or a place. The Commissioner’s decision is that University College London (UCL) has correctly applied section 12 of the FOIA (cost of compliance exceeds the appropriate limit), and that it has…

FER0798862

The complainant has requested information relating to the plans to develop the Whinlatter Mountain Centre and a feasibility study that has been commissioned to assess its economic and environmental impact. She also asked to know who has commissioned the study, who has conducted it and who it has been circulated too. The Forestry Commission (the…

FS50803976

The complainant has requested a complaint report associated with a particular school, and information associated with the report.  The Department for Education (DfE) has refused to either confirm or deny it holds the requested information under section 36(3) of the FOIA (prejudice to effective conduct of public affairs).  It considers the public interest favours maintaining…

FS50808701

The complainant has requested reports prepared for and presented to the Rough Sleeping and Homelessness Reduction Taskforce. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (‘MHCLG’) withheld the information its entirety citing section 35(1)(a) – formulation of government policy. The Commissioner’s decision is that the MHCLG has appropriately relied on section 35(1)(a) to withhold the…

FS50826484

The complainant requested information relating to a bankruptcy order for a named individual. The Ministry of Justice (the ‘MOJ’) refused to provide the requested information citing section 32(1) of FOIA (court records) and section 40(2) (personal information). The Commissioner’s decision is that the MOJ was entitled to rely on section 32(1)(c)(i) and (ii) to withhold…

FS50841989

The complainant requested information regarding Sussex Police’s activities in relation to “Targeted Individuals”. The Commissioner’s decision is that Sussex Police has breached section 10(1) of the FOIA in that it failed to provide a valid response to the request within the statutory time frame of 20 working days. The Commissioner requires Sussex Police to issue…