IC-42564-S3V3

The complainant has requested information about a traffic calming consultation from Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council (the Council). The Council provided some information but refused to provide actual addresses of those consulted, citing section 40(2) (Personal information) of the FOIA.  The Commissioner’s decision is that section 40(2) is properly engaged. No steps are required. Powered by WPeMatico

IC-67907-S9Z7

The complainant requested information regarding Covid-19 testing in the Walthamstow area. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Department of Health and Social Care failed to respond to the request within 20 working days and has therefore breached Section 10 of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Department of Health and Social Care breached…

IC-39331-L1Y5

The complainant requested information relating to a particular planning application. South Northamptonshire Council (the Council), provided some information within the scope of the request but denied holding further information. The complainant considered that the Council held further relevant information. The Commissioner’s decision is that, on the balance of probabilities, the Council is correct when it…

IC-45417-W3R4

Through two, multi part requests the complainant has requested a variety of information from St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust (‘the Trust’).  The Trust has categorised the requests as vexatious under section 14(1) of the FOIA and has refused to comply with them. The Commissioner’s decision is as follows: The complainant’s requests of 2…

IC-46060-J1P6

The complainant has requested the qualification and area of psychiatry expertise of an individual. The individual in question was employed by the General Medical Council (the GMC) to investigate a doctor responsible for the care of a close relative of the complainant, who died in hospital. The GMC has refused to confirm or deny that…

FER0909187

The complainant has requested information about a waste disposal contract. The Council disclosed some information, but withheld the remainder citing the following exceptions of the EIR: 12(5)e – confidentiality of industrial or commercial information; 12(4)d – material in the course of completion/unfinished documents; and 13(2) – third party personal data. The Commissioner’s decision is that…

FS50904478 now IC-48129-C0P5

The complainant has requested details of the data fields on the National Ballistics Intelligence Service (“NABIS”) database from the National Police Chiefs’ Council (“NPCC”). The NPCC refused to provide the requested information citing 31(1)(a)(b) (law enforcement) and 24(1) (national security) of the FOIA. It subsequently revised this and cited section 12(1) (cost of compliance) to…

IC-43953-K9Z8

The complainant requested from Plymouth City Council (“the Council”) information regarding the Gormley sculpture. The Council withheld the requested information under section 43(2) (commercial interests) and subsequently applied section 40(2) (third party personal data) of the FOIA to the request. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Council correctly applied section 43(2) of the FOIA. Therefore,…

IC-43892-F3J5

The complainant has requested copies of any emails which relate to an incident which occurred at Seacombe Birthing Centre in 2018. The council provided some information however it withheld other information on the basis that section 40(2), and section 36 of the Act applied. The Commissioner’s decision is that the council was correct to withhold…

IC-64746-S9J3

The complainant requested information from the Cabinet Office about the Covid-19 press conferences. The Cabinet Office has failed to respond to this request. The Commissioner requires the Cabinet Office to provide the complainant with a response to this request in accordance with its obligations under FOIA. The Cabinet Office must take these steps within 35…