IC- 46303-Y6Y8

The complainant requested information in respect of research undertaken on behalf of the Welsh Government into evictions relating to social housing, and reasons given for the non-participation of non-respondents. The Welsh Government refused to provide the requested information citing section 36(2)(c) (prejudice to the effective conduct of public affairs) of the FOIA and during the…

IC-58531-S4D9

The complainant requested information relating to a Local Plan. Dover District Council withheld the information under the exception for internal communications – regulation 12(4)(e). During the Commissioner’s investigation Dover District Council disclosed some of the information but retained its reliance on regulation 12(4)(e) to withhold the outstanding information. The Commissioner’s decision is that Dover District…

IC-64714-Q4T0

The complainant requested from HM Revenue and Customs (“HMRC”) information relating to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“CJRS”). HMRC refused to disclose some of the information and cited section 31(1)(a) (prejudice to the prevention or detection of crime) of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that HMRC correctly applied the exemption to the information relating…

IC-40733-F0T7

The complainant has requested a breakdown of the number of child maintenance cases in which a specific scenario has occurred and the sanctions that may be implemented. The Commissioner’s decision is that DWP is entitled to rely on section 12(2) of the Act to refuse to comply with the request. The Commissioner finds, however, that…

IC-68273-S9Q9

The complainant has submitted 10 requests to North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (‘the Trust’), about a variety of matters. The Trust addressed five of the requests and refused to comply with the remaining five requests as it considered the cost of doing so would exceed the appropriate limit under section 12(1) of the…

IC-76825-W4T0

The complainant has requested information about audience research contained in an annual report. The British Broadcasting Corporation initially refused to provide any information, but subsequently indicated where some of the information could be found and also denied holding some of the requested information. The Commissioner’s decision is that any information the BBC held within the…

IC-57814-Z6S0

The complainant requested information relating to an investigation into a named doctor. The Health and Social Care Board in Northern Ireland (the ‘HSCB’) provided some of the requested information but refused to provide the remainder, citing section 40(2) (personal information) of FOIA. During the course of the Commissioner’s investigation, the HSCB revised its position and…

IC-70507-R5D9

The complainant submitted a request to the Royal Borough of Greenwich (the Council) seeking information about a consultation it had undertaken in relation to proposed traffic management measures in the borough. The Council provided the complainant with some of the information falling within the scope of the request but relied on section 12(1) (cost limit)…

IC-53701-V7F4

The complainant has requested information regarding child sexual exploitation. The Commissioner’s decision is that Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council was entitled to withhold information on the basis of section 31(1) and section 40(2). The Commissioner does not require any steps. Powered by WPeMatico

IC-66722-C5F4

The complainant requested various categories of data about pollution incidents over a two-year period. The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (“the MCA”) relied variously relied upon Regulations 12(4)(a) (not held), 12(4)(b) (manifestly unreasonable) and 12(4)(d) of the EIR (material in the course of completion) to withhold information. The Commissioner’s decision is that the request engages Regulation…