IC-62530-N8W5

The complainant requested some correspondence from Hart District Council (“the Council”) relating to Dogmersfield Parish Council. The Council withheld the information under section 36(2) of the FOIA: prejudicial to the effective conduct of public affairs. The Commissioner’s decision is that the requested information comprises the personal data of the complainant, as explained in this notice.…

IC-81557-K9P1

The complainant has requested copies of complaints made to the Pension Regulator and any responses received. NHS Business Services Authority provided some redacted information, but withheld the remainder. It relied on section 43(2) of the FOIA (commercial interests) and section 44(1) of the FOIA (statutory prohibition on disclosure) in order to do so. The Commissioner’s…

IC-70829-H6J5

The complainant has requested information from The National Archives (TNA) held in closed files ‘PREM 19/4418/1 and 19/4418/2 from the open parent piece PREM 19/4418: ROYAL FAMILY. Prince Charles’ interest in youth unemployment: The Prince’s Trust; The Prince’s Youth Business Trust; part 1. TNA withheld the requested information citing section 37(1)(a) and later amended this…

IC-46978-L2R8

The complainant requested from Castle Point Borough Castle information relating to financial contributions that the Council has received under Section 106 Agreements over the past 10 years. The Council disclosed some of the requested information but refused to provide the remainder under section 12 (exemption where cost of compliance exceeds appropriate limit) of the FOIA.…

IC-90942-K0X5

The complainant requested data, relating to iPlayer usage, in a machine-readable format. The BBC provided this data, but not in a machine-readable format. The Commissioner’s decision is that the BBC has failed to comply with its obligations under section 11 of the FOIA. The Commissioner requires the BBC to take the following steps to ensure…

IC-47572-Y3T4

The complainant requested information from East Cambridgeshire District Council (ECDC) about enforcement action in relation to a breach of planning control. The request related to an active prosecution case which was being pursued by South Cambridgeshire District Council (SCDC), partially on behalf of ECDC. The complainant submitted a request to SCDC for the same information,…

IC-63165-Y0S9

The complainant has requested correspondence relating to a contract entered into by the council with ORS, a company owned by one of the councillors. The council initially refused the request on the basis that the request was vexatious, however it subsequently disclosed the information to the complainant. The complainant accepted the majority of the information…

IC-90287-W9X5

The complainant has requested information about enforcement action in relation to a breach of planning control. The Council supplied some information but withheld the remainder, citing the exemption in section 30(1)(b) of the FOIA – (investigations and proceedings). The Commissioner’s decision is that South Cambridgeshire District Council has correctly engaged section 30(1)(b) of the FOIA…

IC-48280-N2N3

The complainant has requested Highways England (HE) to disclose the Cost Breakdown Document for a list of 15 sub threshold claims. HE refused the request stating that the information is not held and nor it is held by Kier Highways on its behalf. The Commissioner’s decision is that HE does hold the requested information for…

IC-49485-R5H4

The complainant requested information relating to procurement, IT, Press Office and Communications Team activities and spend over specified years. Mid and East Antrim Borough Council (the Council) refused to comply with the requests, citing section 14 (1) (vexatious request) of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Council correctly applied section 14. The Commissioner…