FS50646401

The complainant has requested information in certain PREM files and a CAB file which has not been transferred to the National Archive. The Cabinet Office refused to provide this and cited sections 23 (security services), 37 (correspondence with the Sovereign), 40 (unfair disclosure of personal data) and 41 (information provided in confidence). It upheld this…

FS50692003

The complainant has requested copies of correspondence between Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Toyota regarding the company’s investment in its Burnaston car plant in Derbyshire, which was announced on 16 March 2017. BEIS originally withheld the three documents within scope of the request under sections 35 (formulation or development of government…

FS50710108

The complainant has requested information about the contracts between Northamptonshire County Council, Vinci UK and East Midlands Learning Consortium (EMLC) relating to the construction of Northampton International Academy, and the status of contractors on site. The Council refused to supply the contracts, citing the exemption under section 43(2) of the FOIA – commercial interests, but…

FER0753073

The complainant requested information in relation to property searches on 26 specified addresses. The Commissioner’s decision is that Havant Borough Council failed to respond to any of the requests within 20 working days and has therefore breached Regulation 5(2) of the Environmental Information Regulations. As all the requests have now been responded to, the Commissioner…

FS50747935

The complainant requested information about fines issued to private prison operators and providers. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) 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…

FS50718771

The complainant has requested information relating to a complaint made by [named individual] to the ICO. The ICO refused to confirm or deny whether the requested information was held under section 40(5) FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that the exemption at section 40(5) FOIA is applicable in this case and therefore the ICO can neither…

FS50736525

The complainant has requested information about the amounts paid to the author of a report from the Metropolitan Police Service (the “MPS”). The MPS initially refused to provide this information, citing section 40(2) (personal information) of the FOIA, however, it was later provided to the complainant during the course of the Commissioner’s investigation. The MPS…

FS50739921

The complainant has requested information from the DfC regarding logos for branded stationery. The DfC provided a response to the complainant’s request, however this was provided outside of the statutory time limit of 20 working days. The Commissioner’s decision is that the DfC has breached section 10(1) of FOIA. As the requested information has now…

FS50752695

The complainant requested copies of Westminster City Council’s Client Affairs policies. The Commissioner’s decision is that Westminster City Council failed to respond to the request within 20 working days and has therefore breached Section 10 of the Freedom of Information Act. The Commissioner requires the Council to take the following steps to ensure compliance with…