IC-39308-Z6S6

The complainant requested information from Three Rivers District Council (‘the Council’) relating to policy, guidance, and training materials available to council officers who review penalty charge notices appeals and cancellations. The Council has failed to respond to the request. The Commissioner requires the council to provide a substantive response to the request in accordance with…

FS50904114

The complainant requested information from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), including information from a named Judge’s personal file. The MoJ confirmed it held the requested information but refused to provide it, citing section 40(2) (personal information) of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that the MoJ was entitled to rely on section 40(2) to withhold…

FER0907538

The complainant has asked Wychavon District Council (“the Council”) for information relating to two development sites, including any pre-application advice given to the promoters of the sites by Worcestershire County Council and Wychavon District Council. In its response to the complainant, the Council advised him that it did not hold any pre-application advice provided by…

IC-39300-F7J2

The complainant requested information from Cambridgeshire County Council (“the Council”) relating to its contractual relationship with Conduent Parking Enforcement Solutions Ltd. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Council has failed to respond to the request within 20 working days and has therefore breached section 10 of the FOIA. The Commissioner requires the Council to take…

FS50824325

The complainant has requested all reports produced by the National Support Team for the Response to Sexual Violence in 2011/12. The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) withheld the information, citing the exemption under section 41 of the FOIA (information provided in confidence). The Commissioner’s decision is that DHSC has correctly engaged section 41(1)…

FER0898663

The complainant has requested evidence held by the council which led to an assessment of land being changed in the Babergh and Mid Suffolk Draft Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA). The council argues that no information is held relating to the change. The Commissioner’s decision is that, on a balance of probabilities…

FS50864052

The complainant has requested the application information of a number of applicants for a senior vacancy at the council. The council applied section 40(2) to withhold the relevant information from disclosure. The Commissioner’s decision is that the council was correct to apply section 40(2) to withhold the information. She has however decided that the council…

IC-43472-W9H1

The complainant requested information relating to matters he had raised that he understood were being investigated by the Home Office. The Home Office had failed to respond to the request at the date of this notice. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Home Office failed to respond to the request within the statutory timeframe and…

FS50883408

The complainant has requested information on a particular penalty charge notice (“PCN”). The Commissioner’s decision is that the London Borough of Lewisham (“the Council”) appropriately applied the exemption at section 40(2) -Personal information – to withhold one element of the requested information. The Commissioner does not require the public authority to take any steps to…

FS50860758

The complainant has requested information from the Business Services Organisation (BSO) regarding the weighting of a GP Practice’s patient list for the purpose of payments for general medical services. The BSO refused to disclose the information, citing section 43(2) of the FOIA as a basis for non-disclosure. The Commissioner’s decision is that the BSO has…