IC-75675-H5J9

The complainant requested information on Covid-19 recovery rates. The British Broadcasting Corporation (“the BBC”) explained that the information was covered by the derogation and excluded from FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that this information was held by the BBC for the purposes of ‘journalism, art or literature’ and did not fall inside the FOIA. The…

IC-49516-L3X4

The complainant requested from Northumberland County Council (“the Council”) information for the specific constituencies relating to the Electoral Commission. The Council considered that it does not hold this information for the purposes of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that the requested information is not held by the Council for the purposes of the FOIA,…

IC-50918-L0Q9

The complainant has requested information from Avon and Somerset Metropolitan Police (“the Police”) regarding crime reference numbers/incident numbers made by a missing person, in the year leading up to them going missing. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Police are entitled to rely on section 40(5) to refuse to confirm or deny that it holds…

IC-79721-G6H3

The complainant requested information from HM Treasury about the national debt. The Commissioner’s decision is that HM Treasury failed to respond to the request within 20 working days and therefore breached section 10 of the FOIA. No further steps are required. Powered by WPeMatico

IC-70719-W0P0

The complainant requested information relating to support for children during Covid-19 and for information relating to the senior leadership at the School. The School failed to respond to this request within the statutory time for compliance. The Commissioner considers that the School has breached section 10(1) FOIA in the handling of this request. The Commissioner requires…

IC-78166-S5T9

The complainant requested information regarding the funding of pathology services. St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust initially withheld all relevant information, but partially withdrew its reliance on the exemption and disclosed some information during the internal review process. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Trust did not comply with its duties under section 1…

IC-46158-B5S0

The complainant has requested information from the Council regarding registration of social workers. The Council refused to disclose some of the requested information, citing section 40(2) of the FOIA as a basis for non-disclosure. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Council has correctly applied section 40(2) of the FOIA to the requested information. The Commissioner…

IC-47943-P9L7

The complainant has requested various communications relating to a planning enforcement matter. Elmbridge Borough Council disclosed some information and withheld the reminder under the exceptions provided by regulations 12(4)(e) and 12(5)(b) of the Environmental Information Regulations 2004. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Council is entitled to withhold the information under regulations 12(4)(e) and 12(5)(b).…

IC-48274-T4F5

The complainant has requested information relating to the formulation and publication of the Data Protection Impact Assessment for the process by which GPs share Covid-19 data. NHS Digital withheld some information and relied on section 22 of the FOIA to do so. It refused the remainder of the request and relied on section 12 of…

IC-43267-W4L2

The complainant has requested the agendas, minutes and other information associated with specific meetings on particular dates. West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust (‘the Trust’) provided some information and its position is that it does not hold any further information falling within scope of the request. The complainant disputes this. The Commissioner’s decision is as…