IC-447799-G1Y3

The complainant has requested information, such as meeting notes and correspondence relating to the Tonnage Tax Working Group. During the course of the Commissioner’s investigation the Department for Transport (DfT) disclosed some of the information to the complainant but continued to withhold the correspondence between various parties on the development of the UK Tonnage Tax…

IC–46061–R8M6

The complainant requested information relating to policy development regarding access to the electoral register from the Cabinet Office. Initially, it had relied on section 12 (costs exceed appropriate limit) but following the intervention of the Commissioner it revised its position and made a partial disclosure. However, it relied on provisions of section 35 (formulation/development of…

IC-39071-T0L9

The complainant has requested from Keele University (the “university”) the correspondence between Professor Clifford Stott and the Independent Police Complaints Council (“IPCC”) in Hong Kong during a period of four months in 2019.  The university refused to provide the requested information, citing sections 36, 41 and 22(A). During the Commissioner’s investigation the university disclosed some…

IC-46406-S9Q6

The complainant has requested information relating to complaints about a named doctor and deaths statistics on a ward the named doctor was associated with. The Trust refused to confirm or deny whether some of the requested information was held, it withheld some of the requested information under section 40(2) FOIA and confirmed that it did…

IC-50272-S7G0

The complainant has requested information relating to which ward a particular consultant transferred from before working on another specified ward. The Trust initially refused to confirm or deny whether the requested information was held under section 40(5) FOIA. Subsequently, during the Commissioner’s investigation it confirmed that it did not hold the requested information under section…

FS50918965

The complainant has requested information about council tax calculations.  The Council responded, refusing to supply the information under the following sections of the FOIA: section 21 – information accessible by other means; section 22 – information intended for future publication; and section 14 – vexatious.  The complainant was not satisfied that the Council was entitled…

IC-47477-K9F5

The complainant requested information concerning any responses to the findings of Exercise Cygnus, including correspondence between The NHS Commissioning Board (NHS England) and the Department of Health and Social Care relating to Exercise Cygnus between October 2016 and 24 May 2020. The Commissioner’s decision is that NHS England failed to respond to the request within…

IC-40405-S7L3

The complainant requested information about the student records of Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen. The Board of Trustees of the University of London relied on section 40(2) of the FOIA to withhold the requested information. The Commissioner’s decision is that the requested information is President Tsai’s personal data and that disclosing it otherwise than under the…

IC-50209-V0K6

The complainant requested information relating to the BBC’s broadcast time for political parties. 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 purposes of journalism, art or literature and so was not…

FER0903101

The complainant has requested information relating to a payment made to a company and the information associated with that work. The council provided some information however it refused to provide other information on the basis that the exception in Regulation 12(4)(d) applies. On review it upheld its decision. The Commissioner’s decision is that council was…