IC-82977-G9N8

The complainant requested information on 12 November 2019 relating to the Pay Consistency Panel at the ICO. The ICO provided information in response to the request to the complainant’s satisfaction on 6 July 2021. The ICO therefore failed to respond to this request fully within the statutory time for compliance. The Commissioner considers that the…

IC-62225-K7N5

The complainant has requested information relating to a potential Trading Standards investigation. In relation to parts 1-6 of the request Kent County Council refused to confirm or deny whether the information was held, relying on section 44(2) of the FOIA (the exemption from disclosure for any information whose disclosure would be otherwise prohibited by another…

IC-40718-Y9N8

The complainant has requested a breakdown of the number of child maintenance cases in which a specific scenario occurred. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is entitled to rely on section 12(2) to refuse to confirm or deny whether it holds the requested information as to do so would…

IC-84571-P9H5

The complainant has requested communications between HRH the Prince of Wales and John Prescott. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has advised that it does not hold this information. The Commissioner’s decision is as follows: On the balance of probabilities, Defra does not hold the requested information. As such, Defra complied with…

IC-60560-J2C7

The complainant has requested information relating to Mote Park Adventure Zone. Maidstone Borough Council initially withheld some information under the exemption for commercial interests – section 43(2) of the FOIA. During the Commissioner’s investigation the council reconsidered the request under the EIR, disclosing some information and withholding other information under the exception for commercial confidentiality…

IC-48792-F1T3

The complainant has requested a copy of the written statement provided by Ian Paterson to the Inquiry into his malpractice. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is entitled to rely upon section 41(1) (information provided in confidence) as its basis for refusing to disclose the requested information. The…

IC-113384-M5R3

The complainant requested information from London Borough of Croydon (“the Council”) about pre-planning application meeting reports for a proposed development. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Council failed to respond to the request within 20 working days and has therefore breached section 10 of the FOIA. The Commissioner requires the Council to take the following…

IC-110765-P2P9

The complainant requested information from the Ministry of Defence (“MOD”) relating to the joint service manual of the law of armed conflict (JSP 398). By the date of this notice the MOD had not provided a substantive response to the request. The Commissioner’s decision is that the MOD has failed to respond to the request…

IC-91642-W3P0

The complainant has requested documents produced during Exercise Cygnus. The Cabinet Office relied upon section 35 (development of government policy) and section 24 (national security) to withhold the information. The Commissioner’s decision is that sections 35(1)(a) and 35(1)(b) of the FOIA are engaged in respect of this information and that the balance of the public…

IC-40715-Q1L3

The complainant has requested a breakdown of the number of child maintenance cases in which a specific scenario occurred. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is entitled to rely on section 12(2) to refuse to confirm or deny whether it holds the requested information as to do so would…