IC-4607-G8N2

The complainant has requested all communications and documents relating to the negotiation of a contract with Cambridge Analytica/Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL) in 2016-17. The University denied holding any information. However in response to a later request, from a different applicant, the University did locate a short email chain that was relevant to the request. It…

IC-45844-V2X8

The complainant has made two requests for information relating to the provision of continuing health care for patients with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). The first was for the job description of the officer responsible for commissioning such care and the second for the standard contract used when commissioning the care. NHS West Sussex Clinical Commissioning…

IC-46743-N9P1

The complainant has requested copies of correspondence sent by either Zara Tindall MBE, or her brother Peter Phillips, to the Secretary of State in respect of a particular individual and his business activities. The Department for International Trade refused to confirm or deny holding any relevant information as it considered that doing so would, in…

FS50914167

The complainant requested information from the Home Office about its contacts with The Queen’s grandchildren, Zara Tindall MBE and Peter Phillips, about a named businessman. The Home Office refused to confirm or deny holding information within the scope of the request. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Home Office was entitled to rely on section…

IC-46779-M6W0

The complainant has requested copies of correspondence sent by either Zara Tindall MBE, or her brother Peter Phillips, to the Secretary of State in respect of a particular individual and his business activities. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government refused to confirm or deny holding any relevant information as it considered that doing…

IC-47657-Z4N7

The complainant has requested a copy of a letter submitted to St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (“the Trust”) regarding concerns with its cardiac surgery service. The Trust refused the request on the basis of section 40, 41 and 36 of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Trust has correctly applied the…

IC-48431-B4F1

The complainant submitted eleven separate requests to Morecambe Town Council (“the Council”) between 5 and 29 June 2019. The requests each related to various information. The Council initially refused ten of the requests under section 14(1) of the FOIA (vexatious requests). During the course of the Commissioner’s investigation, the Council issued a fresh response to…

IC-40536-B1Y9

The complainant made four requests concerning planning and parking matters. Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council noted that all the relevant information it held was already reasonably accessible and therefore relied on section 21 to withhold that information. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Council should have dealt with requests 1, 2 and 3 under the EIR,…

IC-47743-D5Q0

The complainant has requested information regarding a misconduct hearing. The Commissioner’s decision is that South Wales Police was entitled to withhold the information under section 40(2) of the FOIA. However in providing a response outside of statutory time periods, it breached section 10(1).The Commissioner does not require the public authority to take any steps. Powered…