IC-45617-M7Y0

As part of a wider request, the complainant has requested information on protection against radon gas that the ICO may have installed in its building to protect staff. The ICO relied on section 14(1) of the FOIA (vexatious request) to refuse to comply with this part of the request. The Commissioner’s decision is as follows:…

FS50899854

The complainant has requested information about crimes reported in (and in the grounds of) Royal Palaces from the Metropolitan Police Service (the “MPS”). The MPS provided some information but withheld the remainder citing sections 31(1)(a)(b) (law enforcement), 24(1) (national security) and 38(1)(health and safety) of the FOIA. It also refused to confirm or deny whether…

IC-45376-N7T4

The complainant has requested information about contracts. High Speed Two Limited (HS2 Ltd) refused to comply with the request under section 12(1) of the FOIA (cost exceeds the appropriate limit). The Commissioner’s decision is as follows: The majority of the requested information can be categorised as environmental information under the EIR. HS2 Ltd is not…

IC-43798-Y5T9 (was FS50860996)

The complainant requested copies of correspondence sent to or from the Infected Blood Policy Team at the Department for Health and Social Care during the month of October 2018. The Cabinet Office refused the request in reliance on the exemption at section 36(2)(c) of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Cabinet Office was…

IC-47976-Z8B3 (was FS50914597)

The complainant has requested details of University spending in relation to The Open Championship 2019 held at Royal Portrush Golf Club. Despite the Commissioner’s intervention the University has failed to respond to the request. Accordingly the Commissioner’s decision is that the University has failed to comply with section 10(1) of the FOIA. The Commissioner requires…

FER0912060

The complainant requested from Essex County Council (“the Council”) information about the Council’s decision-making process and enforcement action relating to a highway encroachment case. The Council disclosed some information in response to the request and withheld the remaining information under regulation 12(5)(b) (course of justice) of the EIR. The Council also provided information which contained…

IC-46825-X5D7

The complainant requested information relating to the alleged investigation of a named police officer. The Independent Office for Police Conduct (the ‘IOPC’) refused to confirm or deny that the requested information was held, citing section 40(5B)(a)(i) (personal information) of FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that the IOPC was not obliged to confirm or deny whether…

IC-46442-T5X2

The complainant has requested an assessment report from the Rural Payments Agency (‘RPA’). The RPA’s position is that it does not hold the requested information. During the Commissioner’s investigation, the complainant confirmed that he accepted that the RPA does not hold the information he requested. But he remains dissatisfied with how the RPA handled his…