IC-48534-L8F9

The complainant submitted a request to the Cabinet Office asking whether their Propriety and Ethics team held any information about non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) between Mr Dominic Raab, Secretary of State for Foreign Commonwealth and Development Affairs and First Secretary of State, and members of the civil service.  The complainant was not seeking the details or…

IC-90030-D3L5

The complainant has requested the number of complaints the BBC received about the daily broadcast of Scotland’s First Minister’s COVID-19 briefings. The BBC responded to the complainant saying that the requested information was covered by the derogation and hence excluded from the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that this information was held by the BBC…

IC-74456-V4B5

The complainant has requested copies of parish council meeting minutes. The Commissioner’s decision is that Ditchling Parish Council is entitled to rely on the exemption at section 21, However, it breached section 10(1) in responding to the complainant outside of statutory time periods. The Commissioner does not require any steps. Powered by WPeMatico

IC-42330-X1C8

The complainant submitted two requests, seeking the same information, to HM Treasury (HMT) asking for a list of communications and documents held by it relating to Lydian International’s Amulsar gold mining project in Armenia. HMT sought to withhold the information on the basis of regulation 12(5)(a) (international relations) of the EIR. It subsequently withdrew its…

IC-76780-V3N8

The complainant has requested information in relation to the construction of a road near their property. The Commissioner’s decision is that Lancashire County Council is entitled to rely upon regulation 12(4)(b) and that the public interest rests in maintaining this exception. However, the Commissioner finds that the council breached regulation 14 in its handling of…

IC-47493-J6J6

The complainant submitted a request to the Cabinet Office seeking information about the Broadlands Archive dating from 1987 to 1989. The Cabinet Office located one document falling within the scope of the request but sought to withhold this on the basis of section 21(1) (information reasonably accessible to the requester), albeit that it subsequently voluntarily…

IC-48155-F3S5

The complainant has requested information relating to the development of Princes Parade, Hythe. The council provided some information however the complainant argued that further information must be held. During the course of the Commissioner’s investigation the council located further information and did not apply any exceptions. It did not, however, respond to the Commissioner when…

IC-44208-V9Q3

The complainant has requested copies of governing bodies and head teachers’ responses to a consultation run by the council relating to its ‘Schools for the Future’ project. The council provided some information but refused to provide the majority on the basis that section 41 of the Act applied (information provided in confidence). In the internal…

IC-43514-J3Q9

The complainant requested information from the Welsh Government about the 2016 Exercise Cygnus pandemic drill and connected issues relating to: widespread infection and disease; PPE equipment; care homes; coronavirus assistance offered by the EU; testing and quarantine at Welsh ports and airports; and, border control. The Commissioner decided that the cost to the Welsh Government…

IC-75310-Y7C6

The complainant submitted a request to the Cabinet Office seeking a schedule of information falling within the scope of two previous FOI requests he had submitted to it. The Cabinet Office refused to comply with the request on the basis of sections 14(1) (vexatious) and 14(2) (repeated request) of FOIA. The Commissioner concluded that the…