IC-100498-H9N1

The complainant requested information from the NHS Commissioning Board (“NHS England”) relating to a grant of £540,000 made to the Apperta Foundation CIC by NHS England. By the date of this notice NHS England had not provided a substantive response to this request. The Commissioner’s decision is that NHS England has failed to respond to…

IC-42172-D5T1

The complainant has requested correspondence between the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) and the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) from 2019 to 13 March 2020 regarding its release of data under the Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) Regulations 2002. The complainant also requested any legal advice regarding that regulation from the five years prior to…

IC-49746-T1B7

The complainant has requested a variety of information regarding the use of canine cadavers. The Council of the University of Liverpool provided some of the information and relied on sections 43 (commercial interests) and 41 (breach of confidence) of the FOIA respectively to withhold some information. It also stated that it did not hold some…

IC-99490-T1V3

The complainant requested information from Bedford Borough Council (“the Council”) relating to the items considered during Council meetings. By the date of this notice the Council had not provided a substantive response to the request. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Council has failed to respond to the request within 20 working days and has…

IC-50099-L5D6

The complainant requested copies of correspondence relating to the Government’s agreement of an emergency funding package for Transport for London. The Department for Transport relied on sections 35 (formulation of government policy) and 41 (breach of confidence) of the FOIA to withhold the requested information. The Commissioner’s decision is that section 35 of the FOIA…

IC-38268-H3T4

The complainant requested information relating to a planning enforcement case. Cornwall Council variously relied upon Regulation 12(5)(b) (administration of justice), Regulation 12(5)(f) (voluntary supply) and Regulation 13 of the EIR to withhold information. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Council has correctly relied upon Regulations 12(5)(b) to withhold information and that the balance of the…

IC-72926-D3G7

The complainant has requested details of applications made to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to fly unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) beyond the visual line of sight. This is what is known as BVLOS applications. The complainant specifically requested the BVLOS applications from January 2019 to the date of their request. The CAA refused to provide…

IC-43698-R1D5

The complainant has requested planning performance agreement information from the London Borough of Lambeth (“LB Lambeth” or “Lambeth Council”). LB Lambeth refused to provide this citing FOIA section 43 (prejudice to commercial interests) and upheld this at internal review. During the Commissioner’s investigation, LB Lambeth changed its position and sought to rely on EIR regulation…

IC-56606-Z6W7

The complainant has requested statistics regarding people deported under the UK Borders Act 2007 from the Home Office. The Home Office refused to disclose the requested figures citing the exemptions at sections 27(1)(a) (International relations) and 31(1)(e) (Law enforcement) of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that neither exemption is engaged. The Commissioner requires the…