FS50794993

The complainant has requested from NHS South Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) email addresses held of its member GP practices. The Commissioner’s decision is that the CCG failed to provide the complainant with a copy of the requested information within the required timeframe and has therefore breached section 10 of the FOIA. As the…

FS50751683

The complainant has requested information on the disclosure of British taxpayer information provided to the US Internal Revenue Service (‘IRS’) in accordance with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (‘FATCA’). The Commissioner’s decision is that HM Revenue and Customs (‘HMRC’) has appropriately relied on section 27(1)(a) of the FOIA to refuse the request. The Commissioner…

FER0776256

The complainant has requested information from Forest Holidays Ltd (‘FHL’) associated with a development proposal in Mortimer Forest in Shropshire. FHL’s position is that it is not a public authority for the purposes of the EIR. It has therefore refused to respond to this request under the EIR. The Commissioner’s decision is that FHL is…

FS50810147

The complainant requested information from Surrey Police relating to contracts with legal firms. The Commissioner’s decision is that Surrey 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 Surrey Police to issue…

FS50781779

The complainant has requested from the ICO the results of an information risk review it carried out for the Equality and Human Rights Commission.  The ICO withheld the information under section 44(1)(a) of the FOIA (prohibitions on disclosure) and section 31(1)(g) (law enforcement). The Commissioner’s decision is as follows: The ICO is entitled to withhold…

FS50748206

The complainant has requested information about how the Council voted in a Business Improvement District (BID) ballot.  The Council refused to provide the information, relying on sections: 44(1)(a) – prohibition on disclosure; 42 – legal professional privilege; and 40(2) – third party personal data, of the FOIA.  The Commissioner’s decision is that Birmingham City Council…

FS50741426

The complainant has requested information on the diary entries of the Information Commissioner covering a total period of two years. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) provided some information, but withheld other information under the exemptions provided by section 21 – accessible to the applicant by other means, section 22 – information intended for future publication,…

FS50764425

The complainant has requested details of correspondence that Essex Police (“EP”) has had with a named organisation. EP advised that to ascertain whether or not it held any information would exceed the cost limit at section 12(2) (cost of compliance exceeds appropriate limit) of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that EP was entitled to…

FS50777329

  The complainant has requested information relating to the closed files listed as BS 28/83 and BS 28/45 held by The National Archives. During the Commissioner’s investigation The National Archives (TNA) reassessed the information in one of the files (BS 28/83, the transcript index) and decided to disclose the names of individuals known to be…