IC-44027-G4L2

The complainant submitted two requests to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) for its “report into complaints against government departments for 2018/19.” The PHSO refused to provide the information as it considered it to be exempt from disclosure under section 22(1) of the FOIA (information intended for future publication). The Commissioner is satisfied that…

IC-55621-R5B8

The complainant submitted to Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust a 110 part request for information relating to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), serious incidents, restraints, seclusion and medication errors. The Trust refused to comply with the requests as it said it would exceed the cost limit under section 12(1) FOIA to do so. The…

IC-83953-T7V3

The complainant requested information relating to the second generation of the council website, as well as copies of timesheets for the proper officer. The Commissioner’s decision is that Morecambe Town Council breached sections 1 (general right of access) and 10 (time for compliance) of the FOIA, by failing to disclose to the complainant information to…

IC-86920-X6F7

The complainant requested from the BBC the number of reports on the news and / or digital platforms covering the Infected Bloody Inquiry. The BBC responded 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 for the…

IC-46498-Q6P8

The complainant requested the raw data used to compile performance figures for Cardiff Bus’ customer charter. Cardiff Bus withheld the information requested under section 43 of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that Cardiff Bus has incorrectly applied the provisions of section 43 and the exemption is not engaged. The Commissioner requires Cardiff Bus to…

IC-66220-Q5S7

The complainant submitted a request to the Cabinet Office seeking correspondence between the then Prime Minister, Tony Blair, and HRH The Prince of Wales concerning hunting during the period January 2003 to January 2004. Under FOIA the Cabinet Office refused to confirm or deny whether it held any such information on the basis of section…

IC-76419-S5P0

The complainant has requested information regarding the number of Russian nationals that were applicants and those that were offered a place on the mathematical computation course in the academic year 2020/21 at University College London (UCL) and other related matters. UCL disclosed some information but withheld the exact number of Russian applicants/offerees for the course,…

IC-61183-H2F1

The complainant has requested information from Cherwell District Council (“the Council”) in the form of Building Control Plans regarding a neighbouring property. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Council was correct to apply Regulation 13(1) of the EIR to the requested information. The Commissioner does not require the Council to take any further action in…

IC-46775-N8G0

The complainant requested information relating to the Council’s duties under the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) Operating Guidance. The Council refused the two requests because it said they were not valid requests for recorded information. The Commissioner’s decision is that both requests were valid under section 8 of FOIA. Consequently the Commissioner finds…