FS50889706

The complainant has requested information in relation to the council and legal definitions. Teignbridge District Council provided some information and explained that it did not hold any further information in relation to question 1 and no information in relation to question 2. The Commissioner’s decision is that, on the balance of probabilities, Teignbridge District Council…

FS50875794

The complainant requested information from Cornwall Council (“the Council”) about bonuses paid to employees of Cormac Solutions Limited. The Council stated that this information, if held, would be held by the parent company of Cormac Solutions, Corserv Limited, and the Council itself did not hold the information. The Commissioner’s decision is that, on the balance…

FS50899400

The complainant has requested University College London (UCL) to disclose email correspondence between Professor Birchall and Lancet in relation to a case report that was published by the Professor in the Lancet in 2008. UCL refused to disclose the requested information citing section 36(2)(b) of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that UCL is entitled…

FS50894615

The complainant has requested information regarding policies on providing student references and on the time taken to deal with student complaints. The Governing Body of the University of Oxford (the University) informed the complainant that it did not hold the requested information. During the course of the investigation it became apparent that the University did…

FS50852784

The complainant has requested information on the advice given by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to NHS Trusts about how to respond to freedom of information requests for Brexit self-assessments. The DHSC refused the request on the basis of section 35(1)(a). The Commissioner’s decision is that the section 35 exemption is engaged…

FS50831429

The complainant has requested information prepared for Gordon Brown in the event that he became Prime Minister again following the 2010 general election. The Cabinet Office eventually sought to rely on section 36 (prejudice to the effective conduct of public affairs) as its basis for doing so. It failed to conduct an internal review. The…

FER0882533

The complainant has requested information on Morley Park, the new public park in West Wimbledon SW20. The Commissioner’s decision is that the London Borough of Merton Council (‘the Council’) has correctly applied regulation 12(5)(e) EIR (confidentiality of commercial or industrial information) to withhold information contained in documents held within the scope of the request. The…

FS50883623

The complainant has requested the name of an individual responsible for writing an internal email which has been disclosed to his wife by the Cabinet Office. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Cabinet Office has appropriately applied section 40(2) FOIA (personal information) to withhold the name. The Commissioner does not require the public authority to…

FS50906021

The applicant has requested information relating to guidance published by the General Medical Council (GMC). The Commissioner’s decision is that GMC has correctly applied section 42 of the FOIA to the withheld information. The Commissioner does not require the public authority to take any steps as a result of this decision notice. Powered by WPeMatico

FS50859972

The complainant has requested information related to a specific piece of correspondence between MPs. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is relying on section 35(1)(d) to withhold the requested information. The Commissioner’s decision is that DWP is not entitled to rely on section 35(1)(d) to withhold the requested information. The Commissioner requires the public…