IC-46177-S9K7

The complainant has requested information from the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) which had been provided to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The request concerns the FOS’s requirements as a certified alternative dispute entity as set out in the Alternative Dispute Resolution Regulations 2015. The FOS provided some information but withheld part of the information citing…

IC-47340-Y0M6

The complainant requested information from the Cabinet Office about a ‘blog’ published by the government, which rebutted the contents of an article published in the Sunday Times. The Cabinet Office initially refused the request under section 12 of the FOIA (exceeds appropriate cost); it subsequently stated that the requested information was not held. During the…

IC-98419-V7P3

The complainant requested copies of minutes from the NHS Commissioning Board (NHS England) of any meetings regarding a recent High Court case and amendment to the service specifications for the Gender Identity Development Service for children and adolescents. NHS England had failed to provide a substantive response by the date of this notice. The Commissioner’s…

IC-42534-G2Q2

The complainant requested an inspection report relating to St Helens College. St Helens Council (the council) initially refused the request under sections 30 (investigations) and 31 (law enforcement) of the FOIA, but following an internal review, relied only on section 30(1)(a)(i) of the FOIA to uphold its refusal. The Commissioner’s decision is that section 30(1)(a)(i)…

IC-52884-T7Z5

The complainant has requested information regarding pre-application advice given for a development. The Commissioner’s decision is that, on the balance of probabilities, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council do not hold any information in scope of the request. The Commissioner does not require any steps. Powered by WPeMatico

IC-48944-H6M4

The complainant has requested information associated with the revocation of Group 1 driving licences for failure to meet the minimum visual field standards. The Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has categorised the request, and five earlier requests broadly about the same matter, as vexatious requests under section 14(1) of the FOIA and has refused…

IC-98252-R6C7

The complainant requested information from the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) about the total amounts claimed by MPs for the Congestion Charges and Ultra Low Emission Zones administered by Transport for London. The IPSA had failed to provide a substantive response by the date of this notice. The Commissioner’s decision is that the IPSA failed…

IC-97399-F5P9

The complainant requested information from the Information Commissioner’s Office (“the ICO”) in relation to the registration of IG Compliance Limited. The Commissioner’s decision is that the ICO 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.…

IC-73993-M7L8

The complainant has requested information relating to the mandatory requirement to wear face coverings. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has correctly cited section 35(1)(a) in response to the request. The Commissioner does not require DHSC to take any steps as a result of this decision notice. Powered…

IC-43554-Y6T3

The complainant submitted a request to the London Borough of Waltham Forest (the Council) seeking information about personal data breaches. It provided some of the information sought, explained that it did not hold other parts of the information and relied on section 12(1) (cost limit) of FOIA to refuse parts of the request. The complainant…