IC-49382-G4V9

The complainant has requested information about night watches and buildings insurance in the wake of the Grenfell Tower Fire.  The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) initial said it did not hold any information falling within the scope of the request, and on review withheld all information citing section 12 of the FOIA…

IC-92779-D5S9

The complainant requested information from Sussex Police about a Specialist Enforcement Unit.  Sussex Police has failed to complete its public interest test considerations within a reasonable time in accordance with its obligations under the FOIA. Sussex Police must provide a substantive response to the request within 35 calendar days of the date of this decision…

IC-46369-P6D6

The complainant has requested a copy of the council’s Business Continuity Plan (BCP) as regards its waste functions. The council refused the request on the basis that Regulation 12(5)(a) applied (international relations, defence, national security, or public safety). On review it upheld its decision but did disclose some sections of the BCP. The complainant argues…

IC-47775-C4C7

The complainant requested information relating to Trans Awareness Training delivered to Tribunal judges. The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) stated that the requested information was not held for the purposes of FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that the requested information is not held by the MoJ for the purposes of the FOIA. The Commissioner requires no…

IC-43919-S9W5

The complainant has requested information the BBC holds that sets out when staff can volunteer information in response to an FOI request in cases where the request is for information that is derogated from the FOIA.  The BBC has advised that it does not hold information within the scope of the request. The Commissioner’s decision…

IC-59213-T4X9

The complainant has submitted an information request to the General Medical Council (the GMC) that refers to three investigation cases.    The GMC has refused to confirm or deny it holds information within the scope of the request, under section 40(5B)(a)(i) of the FOIA (personal data), as to do so would disclose individuals’ personal data. The…

IC-42470-P4Z9

The complainant has requested information about gift, hospitality and conflict of interest registers from High Speed Two Limited (HS2 Ltd).  HS2 Ltd is relying on section 14(1) of the FOIA (vexatious request) because of the burden it considers is involved in preparing the information for release. The Commissioner’s decision is as follows: HS2 Ltd is…

IC-93219-V5L4

The complainant requested information from the NHS Commissioning Board (NHS England) regarding Individual Funding Request applications determined by NHS England from 1 January 2013 to the date of the request. NHS England had failed to provide a substantive response by the date of this notice. The Commissioner’s decision is that NHS England failed to respond…

IC-91242-Q6S5

The complainant requested information from the BBC about taxi bookings which were made through the BBC’s central booking system and their overall costs. The Commissioner’s decision is that the BBC 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…