IC-76510-R3L8

The complainant has requested information relating to a free school presumption competition. The Department for Education provided some information and relied on section 36 (effective conduct of public affairs) and section 43 of the FOIA (commercial interests) to withhold the remainder. The Commissioner’s decision is that sections 36(2)(b)(i) and 36(2)(b)(ii) are engaged, but only in…

IC-102800-K0G7

The complainant has requested a range of information associated with COVID-19 and personal protective equipment. Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (‘the Trust’) has refused to comply with the request under section 12(1) of the FOIA (cost exceeds the appropriate limit). The Commissioner’s decision is as follows: The Trust is entitled to refuse to comply…

IC-95597-R0P7

Summary wording for website: 1. The complainant requested information from Surrey Heath Borough Council (the Council), relating to a specific address. 2. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Council correctly applied section 40 and section 41 to the unredacted documents. 3. The Commissioner requires no steps to be taken as a result of the decision.…

IC-69455-N2X6

The complainant has requested information held by Cherwell District Council (the council) relating to a building control application for a particular housing development. The Commissioner’s decision is that regulation 5(3) of the EIR applies to certain parts of the request, as it is the complainant’s own personal data. With regard to the remaining parts of…

IC-106062-C4T5

The complainant has requested copies of two pandemic briefing papers and any correspondence between the Head of Emergency, Preparedness, Resilience and Response and the Department of Health and Social Care and the Chief Medical Officer in the three months following the submission of these papers to the Chief Medical Officer. NHSE disclosed the papers to…

IC-103690-T0B0

The complainant has requested information relating to the Gambling Commission’s (‘GC’) decision to grant Bet Index Limited, trading as Football Index, a gambling license. The GC refused to disclose the requested information citing section 31(1)(g) (law enforcement) by virtue of section 31(2)(d) of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that the exemption is engaged but…

IC-54195-R2D8

The complainant has requested information relating to an incident report held by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The HSE relied on sections 30(1) (investigations and proceedings conducted by public authorities) and 40(2) (third party personal data) of the FOIA to withhold the requested information. The Commissioner’s decision is that the HSE is entitled to…

IC-100988-C1B9

The complainant requested a copy of a submission provided by a public authority in response to a complaint he had made. The Information Commissioner (“the ICO”) withheld the requested information as it considered that disclosure would contravene section 132 of the Data Protection Act 2018 and therefore section 44 of the FOIA (statutory prohibition on…

IC-74027-G7V2

The complainant made multiple requests to the Metropolitan Police Service (the “MPS”), for information held in its Counter Terrorism Internet Referral Unit (CTIRU) dedicated database. The MPS initially found the requested information to be exempt by virtue of sections 23(5) (Information supplied by, or relating to, bodies dealing with security matters), 24(1) (National security), 30(1)(a)…

IC-67143-X6P3

The complainant requested information relating to an investigation arising from criticisms made in the course of an Employment Tribunal. The MoJ confirmed it held information within the scope of the request but refused to disclose it, citing sections 38 (health and safety), 40(2) (personal information), 41(1) (information provided in confidence) and 42 (legal professional privilege)…