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IC-141361-F0L0

The complainant requested a copy of the Investigation Manual. The Information Commissioner eventually disclosed most of the requested information. The Commissioner’s decision is that the ICO failed to disclose the information it held, that was not exempt, within 20 working days and therefore breached section 10 of the FOIA. The Commissioner does not require further…

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IC-91941-Y7R6

The complainant has requested information relating to the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s (‘EHRC’) investigation into the Labour party. The EHRC initially withheld all information that falls within the scope of the request under section 42 (legal professional privilege) of the FOIA. During the course of this investigation, the EHRC changed its stance to rely…

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IC-51378-M3R8

The complainant has requested details of the design and maintenance of traffic calming measures on a specific road. Staffordshire County Council (“the Council”) provided some of the information, advised some information within the scope of the request was not held and refused to provide some information by virtue of regulation 12(4)(b) of the EIR. The…

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IC-107802-V6S8

The complainant has requested information about the pharmacy registration assessment in March 2021. The General Pharmaceutical Council provided some information but relied on section 36(2)(c) of the FOIA (prejudice to the effective conduct of public affairs) in order to withhold the remainder. The Commissioner’s decision is that the GPhC is not entitled to rely on…

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IC-140124-V0S8

The complainant requested information from the Home Office about Operation Pelican. By the date of this notice the Home Office had not issued a substantive response to this request. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Home Office has failed to complete its deliberations on the balance of the public interest within a reasonable time and…

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IC-139293-J4P4

The complainant has requested the BBC to disclose all documents relating to a note, written by the late Princess of Wales, to the BBC on 22 December 1995. To date the BBC has failed to respond to the request. The Commissioner’s decision is that the BBC has breached section 10 of the FOIA, by failing…

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IC–66406-L7Q2

The complainant has requested information from Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (the Trust) relating to diagnosis of mental health conditions, misconduct and board meetings. The Trust applied section 14 of the FOIA (vexatious) to refuse the request. The Commissioner’s decision is that the request was vexatious and the Trust was entitled to…

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IC-99475-Z8Z1

The complainant requested information relating to private prosecution procedures. The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) asked for confirmation of the requester’s identity, which they declined to give. The MoJ refused to deal with the request, citing section 8(1)(b) (request for information) of FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that, in the circumstances of this case, the MoJ…

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