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The complainant has requested information relating to council minutes, background information for council meeting and council accounts. The council refused the request on the grounds that the requests were vexatious and fall within the scope of the exemption in section 14 of the Act. The Commissioner’s decision is that the council was correct to apply…

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The complainant requested details of all transactions over £25,000 from April to September 2017 in line with the government’s guidance on publishing spending data. The public authority withheld the requested information relying on section 22(1) FOIA. The Commissioner concluded that the public authority was not entitled to rely on section 22(1) FOIA. Powered by WPeMatico

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Following a previous decision notice, the Welsh Government provided an explanation in terms of its record keeping and possible ways of refining a request about receipts held regarding expenditure charged on government procurement cards. It also provided some information in respect of a limited number of receipts but redacted the names on those receipts in…

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The complainant has requested information, including legal advice from Natural Resources Wales concerning the Bat Protocol currently in force for a specified building at the Rhydymwyn Valley Site. Natural Resources Wales provided some information but refused the legal advice in reliance on regulation 12(5)(b) of the EIR. The Commissioner’s decision is that Natural Resources Wales…

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The complainant has requested rent, lease and ownership information about properties housing GP practices in Birmingham. NHS England (NHSE) provided a link to where some relevant information is published. It withheld other information under section 41(1) of the FOIA (information provided in confidence) and section 43(2) (commercially sensitive information). During the investigation, NHSE withdrew its…

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The complainant has requested full details of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Rutland County Council and the Ministry of Defence. The Commissioner’s decision is that Rutland County Council has wrongly applied the exemption at regulation 12(5)(e) to redact some information within the MoU. The Commissioner requires the public authority to take the following steps…

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The complainant has requested a copy of a viability assessment and associated District Valuer report relating to the Sowerby Gateway Development. Hambleton District Council withheld the requested information under the exception for commercial confidentiality – regulation 12(5)(e) of the EIR. The Commissioner’s decision is that Hambleton District Council has failed to demonstrate the regulation 12(5)(e)…

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The complainant has requested information about overseas trips taken by officials at NHS England. The Commissioner’s decision is that NHS England 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 NHS England to…

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The complainant requested information from NHS England in relation to reports produced by Pathway Analytics for NHS England concerning Sexual Assault Referral Centres since 1st April 2013. The Commissioner’s decision is that NHS England has breached section 10 (1) of the FOIA in that it failed to provide a valid response to the request within…

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The complainant has requested details of leisure centres which offered male-only swimming sessions. The Commissioner’s decision is that Leicester City Council was entitled to rely on Section 14 of the Freedom of Information Act to refuse the request. The Commissioner does not therefore require the Council to take any further steps in relation to this…