FER0804485

The complainant has requested information relating to the councils 5 year housing supply position relating to a committee statement on a housing application in 2017. The council said that it does not hold the requested information.  The Commissioner’s decision is that, on a balance of probabilities, the council does not hold information falling within the…

FS50773396

The complainant submitted a request to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) seeking a list of records concerning the rendition of Abdul Hakim Belhaj. The FCO sought to withhold the information on the basis of 23(1) (security bodies) or, in the alternative section 24(1); section 40(2) (personal data); and, section 42(1) (legal professional privilege). The…

FER0805032

The complainant requested correspondence between the council and DEFRA regarding a contract between the council and Cory Wheelabrator which the council withdrew from in 2014. The council provided the information but withheld the names of some of the correspondents, applying Regulation 13(1) (personal data). The Commissioner’s decision is that the council was correct to apply…

FS50791349

The complainant requested information that had been redacted in response to another individual’s Subject Access Request (SAR). The London Borough of Lambeth (“the London Borough”) refused the request under section 14(1) of the FOIA on the basis that the request was vexatious. The Commissioner’s decision is that the request is vexatious and the London Borough…

FS50796092

The complainant has requested information relating to scaffolding complaints to Lewisham Homes since its formation 11 years ago. Lewisham Homes responded to say that the cost of compliance exceeds the appropriate limit and therefore cited section 12 of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that Lewisham Homes is entitled to rely on section 12 to…

FS50798452

The complainant has requested all documents relating to building regulations for a specific address from Gateshead Council (“the Council”). The Commissioner’s decision is that the Council was entitled to refuse the request as being manifestly unreasonable under the exception at regulation 12(4)(b) of the EIR, and that the balance of the public interest lies in…