FS50847772

The complainant has requested information related to Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs). The Council relied on section 31 and 43 to withhold the requested information. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames (the Council) is not entitled to rely on either section to withhold the requested information. The Commissioner requires to…

FS50846703

The complainant has requested the correspondence sent between two DWP employees. The Commissioner’s decision is that DWP is not entitled to rely on section 14(1) of the Act to refuse to comply with the requests. The Commissioner requires the public authority to take issue a fresh response which does not rely on section 14(1). The…

FS50907555

The complainant has requested information from Chilton Town Council (“the council”) in relation to its allowances over a two-year period. The Commissioner’s decision is that the council failed to respond to the request within 20 working days and has therefore breached section 10(1) of the FOIA. The Commissioner requires the council to take the following…

FS50867388

The complainant has requested information relating to reconsideration of Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs). The Commissioner’s decision is that the London Borough of Lambeth (the Council) is not entitled to rely on section 31 to withhold the requested information. The Commissioner requires the public authority to disclose the withheld information. The public authority must take these…

FS50897167

The complainant submitted a request to the London Borough of Brent (the Council) seeking information about the payments it receives from JC Decaux for the use of advertising boards in the borough. The Council refused to disclose the information relying on section 43(2) (commercial interests) of FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Council is…

FS50847896

The complainant has requested information concerning meetings between the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and Facebook in May and June 2018.  The Commissioner’s decision is that DCMS misapplied section 36(2)(b)(ii)(prejudice to effective conduct of public affairs) to some of the withheld information, this information being instead exempt under section 35(1)(a)(formulation…

FS50914922

The complainant requested information from Cambridgeshire Constabulary about the ownership of four properties. Cambridgeshire Constabulary advised the complainant that it does not hold this information. The Commissioner’s decision is that, on the civil standard of the balance of probabilities, Cambridgeshire Constabulary does not hold the requested information. She requires no steps to be taken as…

FS50911629

The complainant made two requests about the absence and then departure from post, by the Chief Executive. West Sussex County Council withheld the requested information and relied on section 40(2) of the FOIA to do so. The Commissioner’s decision is that the requested information is the personal data of the Chief Executive and that there…

FS50855937

The complainant requested information relating to a Durham Constabulary-led investigation. Durham Constabulary stated that any information that may be held, was not held for the purposes of the FOIA, citing section 3(2) of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that some of the requested information, if held, would be held by Durham Constabulary for its…

FS50883285

The complainant requested from North Somerset Council (the Council) information consisting of email correspondence between two named Council officers and Kingston Seymour Parish Council during a specified period of time. The Council disclosed some information in its initial response and additional correspondence in the outcome of its internal review. However, the complainant was not satisfied…