FS50776762

The complainant requested information relating to prisoner recalls. The Parole Board ultimately confirmed that it did not hold the requested information. The Commissioner’s decision is that, on the balance of probabilities, the Parole Board did not hold the requested information and it had therefore complied with the duty set out at section 1(1) (general right…

FER0762225

The complainant has requested information on pre-planning discussions regarding Blackborough House between the developer and the council. The council referred the complainant to its website for some information however, it withheld other information under the exemptions in Regulation 12(5)(e) (commercial confidentiality) and Regulation 12(4)(d) (material in the course of completion). During the course of the…

FS50793545

The complainant has requested psuedonymised versions of requests for Registered Keeper’s details submitted by the London Borough of Havering over a defined period. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency is entitled to rely on Section 12 to refuse this request. However, it failed to provide adequate advice & assistance to…

FS50733832

The complainant requested detailed accounting information from the Inspiration Trust, Norwich (“the Trust”) about the Cromer Academy in Cromer, Norfolk (“the school”). The Trust originally withheld the information which it considered fell within the scope of the request under section 43(2) of the FOIA – prejudicial to commercial interests. During the course of the Commissioner’s…

FS50798225

The complainant has requested information concerning an ongoing investigation relating to data analytics.  The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has withheld the requested information under section 31(1)(g) of the FOIA (law enforcement) and considers that the public interest favours maintaining this exemption. The Commissioner’s decision is as follows: The ICO is entitled to rely on section…

FER0783247

The complainant requested information regarding penalties incurred by a particular contractor. The Commissioner’s decision is that Highways England failed to issue a refusal notice, citing all the exemptions it eventually came to rely upon, within 20 working days. It therefore breached Regulation 14 of the EIR. The Commissioner does not require any steps to be…

FS50775867

The complainant has asked the North East Procurement Organisation (“NEPO”) for recorded information concerning NEPO207 Building Construction Works Framework (2018/S 068-150309). NEOP provided the complainant with some information which is relevant to his request but withheld other information in reliance on section 43(2) of the FOIA on the grounds that would prejudice its and its…

FS50806010

The complainant has requested information relating to the BBC’s Crimewatch programme number 253. The BBC has refused to provide the information on the basis that it is coverd by the derogation and excluded from the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that this information is held by the BBC for the purposes of ‘journalism, art or…