FS50725606

The complainant requested information about the re-positioning of a particular communications cabinet. The Council provided some information and stated other information was not held. The Council disclosed additional information at the time of the internal review and during the Commissioner’s investigation The Commissioner’s decision is that, on the balance of probabilities, the Council does not…

FS50746392

The complainant requested copies of specific emails and meeting notes. The Welsh Government provided some information and withheld other information under sections 35(1)(c), 40(2) and 42 of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Welsh Government has correctly applied section 35(1)(c) to the withheld information. She does not require any steps to be taken.…

FS50756874

The complainant has requested the materials provided to the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) by the European Research Group (ERG) in relation to the 2015-2016 Assurance Review of Pooled Services (updated in June 2017) undertaken by IPSA. IPSA originally withheld the information under section 43(2) – prejudice to commercial interests. However during the internal review…

FER0752712

The complainant has requested information with regards to a complaint he had made. Oxfordshire County Council (the council) provided the information it held, but redacted the names of two council employees, due their names being third party personal data. The council initially relied on regulation 13 of the EIR to refuse the request, then later…

FS50675157

The complainant requested information held by Woking Borough Council (the council) that relates to the redevelopment of Victoria Square. The council refused to provide some information, citing the exception for commercial confidentiality (regulation 12(5)(e)) under the EIR. The Commissioner’s decision is that regulation 12(5)(e) has been correctly applied to only some of the information but…

FER0735567

The complainant has requested a number of reports submitted to Ofgem by Drax Power Limited (Drax), including annual Sustainability Audit Reports. Ofgem provided some of the requested information including redacted versions of three Annual Sustainability Audit Reports. The majority of the information redacted from these reports was withheld under the exception provided by regulation 12(5)(c)…

FS50742642

The complainant has requested information relating to Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) staff surveys. The Commissioner’s decision is that the exemption at section 36(2)(c) is not engaged. The Commissioner requires the public authority to take the following steps to ensure compliance with the legislation. Disclose the requested information. The public authority must take these steps…

FS50792442

The complainant requested copies of documents created as a result of a previous information request. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Foreign & Commonwealth Office has failed to complete its deliberations on the balance of the public interest within a reasonable time period and has therefore breached Section 17(3) of the FOIA. The Commissioner requires…

FER0755140

The complainants have requested information on the design, siting, access arrangements and management of a traveller site in their local area. The council disclosed information but the complainants argued that further information was held by the council. During the course of the Commissioner’s investigation further information was disclosed to the complainants (subject to redactions under…

FS50715905

The complainant requested information about a particular incident that occurred in Area 9 on the M40, which Highways England’s contractor, Kier Highways, attended. The Commissioner’s decision is that Highways England has correctly applied section 14(1) of the FOIA. However, Highways England breached section 10(1) by providing its refusal notice outside of the time for compliance.…