IC-44937-X0G0

The complainant has requested a copy of a report with supporting evidence, compiled as a result of a ‘whistleblowing’ concern submitted to London South Bank University (‘the University’). The University relied on the FOIA exemptions provided under section 36(2)(c) (prejudice to effective conduct of public affairs), section 40(1)(applicant’s personal data) and section 40(2)(third person personal…

FS50839428

The complainant has requested a report detailing the findings and outcomes of an Invited Service Review of the Trauma and Orthopaedics surgical service at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (the Trust). The Trust withheld the information, citing the exemptions under sections 36, 40, and 41 of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that the requested…

IC-45212-W1F2

The complainant has requested from the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (“PHSO”) information relating to one of the public authority’s web pages, an employment tribunal judgment, staff disability and disability training. The PHSO refused to provide the information, citing section 14(1) of the FOIA – vexatious request. The Commissioner’s decision is that the PHSO is…

IC-47042-P1S4

The complainant has requested information about a ‘stop check’ order from the Metropolitan Police Service (the “MPS”). The MPS refused to comply with the request advising that it considered it was vexatious under section 14(1) of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that the request is not vexatious. The Commissioner requires the MPS to take…

IC-46102-C5S3

The complainant has requested information relating to the proposed route for the English Coast Path through Mistley, which lies on the Stour Estuary in Essex. Natural England (NE) provided a limited amount of information which was already in the public domain. However it went on to withhold the rest of the information under the exceptions…

IC-40121-X7C7

The complainant requested information from the Home Office about an email address. The Home Office has failed to respond to this request. The Commissioner requires the Home Office to provide the complainant with a response to this request in accordance with its obligations under FOIA. The Home Office must take these steps within 35 calendar…

IC-46267-X4L2 (previously FS50907513)

The complainant submitted a request to the Ministry of Defence (MOD) seeking a copy of a report, and associated information, regarding a communication campaign in Ukraine undertaken by Strategic Communication Laboratories. The MOD refused to confirm or deny whether it held any information falling within the scope of the request on the basis section 26(3)…

FS50909734

The complainant requested from Liverpool City Council (‘the Council’) information broadly concerning the arrangements relating to stray dogs. The Council refused the request under section 14(1) (vexatious requests) of the FOIA on the basis that it was vexatious. The Commissioner’s decision is that the request was vexatious and the Council was entitled to rely on…

IC-41186-J2W6

The complainant requested from the Department of Health and Social Care (“DHSC”) information relating to the Health Secretary’s attendance at the opening of an NHS Nightingale Hospital. The Commissioner’s decision is that the DHSC has failed to respond to the request within 20 working days and has therefore breached section 10(1) of the FOIA. However…