FS50720453

The complainant has requested a copy of the policy used to in relation to his claim. The Home Office provided the document it held but redacted information it considered fell under section 31(1)(e) of the FOIA – the operation of immigration controls. The Commissioner’s decision is that section 31(1)(e) of the FOIA is not engaged…

FS50731070

The complainant has requested information about the pattern and value of land ownership for individuals in England and Wales. Her Majesty’s Land Registry (HMLR) has refused to comply with the request relying on section 14 FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that HMLR is entitled to rely on section 14. She does not require the public…

FS50743351

The complainant has requested a report relating to the investigation into alleged misconduct in public office by a civil servant from the Metropolitan Police Service (the “MPS”); to date he has not received a substantive response. The Commissioner’s decision is that the MPS breached sections 1 and 10 of the FOIA in that it failed…

FS50739076

Summary wording for website: The complainant requested information relating to the October 2017 BCC equal pay audit. The BBC has failed to respond to this request. The Commissioner considers that the BBC breached section 10(1) FOIA in the handling of this request. The Commissioner requires the public authority to provide the complainant with a response…

FS50700212

The complainant has requested information about the costs of senior management posts, payments made to individuals and senior management changes within the Council. The requests were made through a number of emails with the Council providing information at various points. In response to the final email sent by the complainant, the Council provided some information…

102/2018 : 4 July 2018 – Opinion of the Advocate General in the case C-220/18 PPU

Generalstaatsanwaltschaft (Conditions de détention en Hongrie) DFON Advocate General Campos Sánchez-Bordona proposes that the Court should rule that the existence, in the State issuing a European arrest warrant, of judicial remedies against possible inhuman or degrading treatment is a relevant factor allowing such a risk to be discounted and that, consequently, there are, in principle,…

101/2018 : 4 July 2018 – Opinion of the Advocate General in the case C-308/17

Kuhn Area of Freedom, Security and Justice Advocate General Bot proposes that the Court of Justice rule that the ‘Brussels Ia’ Regulation is not applicable in determining which Member State’s courts have jurisdiction to rule on claims brought against the Greek State by an individual holding Greek sovereign bonds following their forced exchange in exceptional…