IC-118008-X6Z0

The complainant requested information held by Brighton and Hove City Council relating to the responses of any requests made under the Freedom of Information Act or Environmental Information Regulations. The Commissioner’s decision is that Brighton and Hove City Council (“the Council”) failed to respond to the request within 20 working days and has therefore breached…

IC-68339-C5N6

The complainant has requested schedules of DCP (damage to crown property, now known as damage to the Strategic Network) rates from Highways England (HE), matters relating to them, and a county court case. HE refused to provide the information citing section 14(1) – vexatious request. The Commissioner’s decision is that HE has cited section 14(1)…

IC-46039-B3R2

The complainant has requested the information contained in a particular named file which has been retained by the Cabinet Office although it has been identified on the website of The National Archives. The Cabinet Office refused to provide it citing section 24(1) (national security). It upheld this position at internal review. The Commissioner’s decision is…

IC-119993-K3S7

The complainant requested emails from Sheffield City Council (the “Council”) relating to the ‘NUM building’. The Council had failed to provide a substantive response by the date of this notice.The Commissioner’s decision is that the Council failed to respond to the request within 20 working days and has therefore breached section 10 of the FOIA.…

IC-81546-D8H7

The complainant has requested information from Highways England about a claim. Highways England relied on section 17(6) of the FOIA not to provide the complainant with a section 14(1) refusal notice. This is because it had previously refused requests for information on similar matters under section 14(1) as it considered those requests to be vexatious.…

IC-88696-R5X6

The complainant requested a copy of a response to the 2020 University Superannuation Scheme (USS) Consultation. The Governing Body of the University of Sussex refused to provide the information and relied on section 36 of the FOIA (prejudice to the effective conduct of public affairs) in order to do so. The Commissioner’s decision is that…

IC-65020-T8Z3

The complainant has requested information relating to the employment and career pay advancement of black staff at the Diocese of Westminster Academy Trust (the Trust). The Trust relied on section 12(1) of the FOIA to refuse the request, on the basis that the cost of providing the requested information would exceed the appropriate limit set…

IC-75601-M4J0

The complainant has requested information about the prescribing of Co-proxamol and the handling of FOIA requests. NHS Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Group (‘the CCG’) addressed the complainant’s questions but the complainant considers that the CCG holds relevant, recorded information with regard to four parts of his request. The Commissioner’s decision is as follows: On the balance…

IC-68517-Z9L1

The complainant has requested information associated with the governance of the Malvern Hills Conservators. The Charity Commission withheld the relevant information it holds under section 31(1)(g) of the FOIA (law enforcement), section 40(2) (personal data) and section 42 (legal professional privilege), with the public interest favouring maintaining the exemptions where relevant. The Charity Commission subsequently…

IC-57149-Q3K0

The complainant requested evidence, provided by the Department of Health Northern Ireland (DoH), about the wearing of face coverings on public transport. The Commissioner’s decision is that the DoH failed to issue a response to the request that complies with the requirements of section 1(1) of FOIA. In addition, the DoH breached section 10(1) of…