IC-76752-Z6P5

The complainant has requested information relating to Prince Andrew from the Metropolitan Police Service (the “MPS”). The MPS refused to confirm or deny holding the information, citing the exemptions at sections 24(2) (National security), 31(3) (Law enforcement), 38(2) (Health and safety) and 40(5) (Personal information) of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that the MPS…

IC-95646-W7N0

The complainant requested information from the NHS Commissioning Board (NHS England) relating to the issuing of DNACPR (do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation) notices for covid-19 patients with learning difficulties. The Commissioner’s decision is that NHS England failed to respond to the request for information within 20 working days and has therefore breached section 10 (time…

IC-97098-W0C6

The complainant has requested information from the NHS Commissioning Board (NHS England) relating to the document ‘Prescribing Outlook 2020’ from the NHS Specialist Pharmacy Service website. The Commissioner’s decision is that NHS England failed to respond to the request for information within 20 working days and has therefore breached section 10 (time for compliance with…

IC-98072-H0T4

The complainant requested information from the NHS Commissioning Board (“NHS England”) relating to the correspondence between NHS England and McKinsey & Co. 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 the request within 20…

IC-45839-S4Q6

The complainant asked South Gloucestershire Council to provide him with all the information it held about a property he owned especially information regarding rights of way across a section of common land. South Gloucestershire Council provided a considerable volume of information in response to this request and other related freedom of information and subject access…

IC-43839-G9V7

The complainant has requested information associated with a municipal waste incinerator from Public Health England (PHE). PHE’s position is that it does not hold the requested information, which the complainant disputes. The Commissioner’s decision is as follows: On the balance of probabilities, PHE does not hold the health report, yearly reviews or patient admittance and…

IC-54216-X3X5

The complainant submitted a request to the Department for International Development (now part of the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office – FCDO) seeking audits, evaluations and reports into the Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The FCDO explained that it did not hold any audits. It also explained that it held one…

IC-43441-Y3S0

The complainant submitted a request to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO now part of the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, FCDO) seeking information about the publication and reception of a book published in 1979, ‘Countercoup’, which concerned the deposition of the Iranian Prime Minister in 1953. The FCO refused to confirm or deny whether…

IC-44186-R9J3

In a two part request, the complainant requested from Highways England communications its Green Claims team has had with Kier, one of its contractors. Highways England categorised the first part of the request as originally framed as a vexatious request under section 14(1) of the FOIA and refused to comply with it. Once the complainant…

IC-78081-R2G9

The complainant has requested minutes of meetings relating to the Board of Governors of Ballyclare Secondary School and their Finance Sub-Committee. The EANI provided the complainant with the requested Board of Governors meeting minutes, however it stated that it did not hold the Finance Sub-Committee meeting minutes. The Commissioner’s decision is that, on the balance…