FS50717914

The complainant requested records created since 1 April 2017 relating to a Neighbourhood Plan for Old Somerby. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Parish Council failed to provide any evidence to support the decision to refuse the requests for information and is not entitled to rely on section 14(1) of the FOIA with regard to…

FS50717093

The complainant has requested a copy of a survey report from Frindsbury Extra Parish Council (“the Council”). The Commissioner’s decision is that the requested information is environmental information within the definition at regulation 2(1)(c) of the EIR. The request should, therefore, have been handled under the EIR rather than the FOIA. The Commissioner requires the…

FS50758163

The complainant requested information regarding the deportation of Caribbean migrants over the past ten years. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Home Office has failed to complete its deliberations on the balance of the public interest within a reasonable time and has therefore breached section 17(3) of the FOIA. The Commissioner also finds that the…

FS50752371

The complainant requested information from the Home Office about the relationship between immigration removal targets and Senior Civil Service pay performance measures. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Home Office 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…

FS50750205

The complainant requested information relating to the deportation of Afro-Caribbean British citizens. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Home Office 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 the Home Office to…

FS50731297

The complainant has requested information from the Royal Borough of Greenwich (RBG) about documents relating to an undertaking provided to the Information Commissioner during a previous investigation. It is RBG’s position that it does not hold information falling within the scope of the request.  The Commissioner’s decision is that RBG does not, on the balance…

FS50733799

The complainant requested information about licenses for badger trapping/testing/culling. The Welsh Government provided some information but withheld other information under section 22 of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that the request should have been handled under the EIR as opposed to the FOIA. During the course of the Commissioner’s investigation the Welsh Government disclosed…

FS50722968

The complainant has requested information on rail franchise contracts including information on subsidies, premium payments and total parent company support set aside by each franchisee or bidder. The Department for Transport (“DfT”) withheld this information on the basis of the exceptions at sections 44(1)(a), 41 and 21 of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that…

FS50689713

The complainant has requested information about action taken by Brighton and Hove Council as a result of the Supreme Court ruling regarding the ‘bedroom tax’.  The Council initially withheld the information, relying on section 21 – information reasonably accessible by other means and section 22 – future publication, and later released the information intended for…

FS50724422

The complainant has requested a specific communication which Swindon Parish Council has withheld under Sections 14, 36(2), 40(2), 41 and 42 of the FOIA. The Commissioner is satisfied that Swindon Parish Council has successfully applied Section 40(2) of the FOIA to the requested information. The Commissioner does not requires the public authority to take any…