FER0770943

The complainant has requested information about the Therfield Regulation Trust’s (the Trust) income and expenditure in respect of plans to develop a piece of land. The Trust originally argued that it was not a public authority for the purposes of the EIR. However following the complainant’s request for an internal review of that decision, the…

FS50802962

The complainant has requested the listening figures for the Radio 2 Drivetime show. The BBC explained the information was covered by the derogation and excluded from FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that this information was held by the BBC for the purposes of ‘journalism, art or literature’ and did not fall inside FOIA. She therefore…

FS50810878

The complainant has requested information regarding ministerial misconduct complaints. The Cabinet Office refused to comply with the request under section 12(1) of the Act as it considered compliance with the request would exceed the appropriate limit. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Cabinet Office has not demonstrated that compliance with the request would exceed the…

FS50779655

The complainant requested information in relation to possible renovation works on a property. Relying on regulation 13(5A)(5)(B) the public authority neither confirmed nor denied whether it held the requested information. The Commissioner concluded that the public authority was entitled to rely on regulation 13(5A)(5)(B) as the basis for neither confirming nor denying whether it held…

FS50798076

The complainant has requested information about the Archers programme. The BBC explained the information was covered by the derogation and excluded from FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that this information was held by the BBC for the purposes of ‘journalism, art or literature’ and did not fall inside FOIA. She therefore upholds the BBC’s position…

FER0778711

The complainant has requested a copy of a draft report on a decision for the county council not to take further steps in respect of the creation of a footpath. The council refused the request on the grounds that Regulation 12(4)(d) applied (material in the course of completion). The Commissioner’s decision is that the council…

FS50716699

The complainant submitted a request to the Cabinet Office seeking access to the file CAB 163/205 which dates from 1973 and concerns a ‘Review of the UK/Australia intelligence liaison following leaks to the Australian press of information on defence matters and intelligence gathering activities’. The Cabinet Office sought to withhold the file on the basis…

FS50807665

The complainant requested information relating to correspondence between councillors and a named individual. Newry, Mourne and Down District Council (the Council) disclosed the majority of the information within the scope of the request, but withheld a small amount, citing section 40(2) (personal information) of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Council has properly…

FS50822221

The complainant has requested information from the BBC associated with the journalist John Sweeney.  The BBC considers that the requested information is not caught by the FOIA as it is held for the purposes of journalism, art or literature. The Commissioner’s decision is that this information is held by the BBC for the purposes of…

FS50798333

The complainant has requested from the Ministry of Justice a transmission log of the faxes received by the Central London County Court during three specified time periods. The Commissioner’s decision is that, on the balance of probabilities, the Ministry of Justice does not hold the requested information.  Powered by WPeMatico