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Treasury Solicitors (Central Government): ICO 16 Mar 2015

The complainant requested the number of times an employee of the Treasury Solicitor’s Department (TSol) accused people of making fraudulent claims for money. TSol confirmed that some relevant information was held. The Commissioner’s decision is that TSol should have instead refused the request under section 40(5)(b)(i) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) … Continue reading Treasury Solicitors (Central Government): ICO 16 Mar 2015

Lancashire County Council (Decision Notice): ICO 27 Feb 2013

The complainant requested various items of information relating to his email being blocked by Lancashire County Council. The council supplied some information, said that some information was not held and withheld other information using section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The complainant alleged that the council had not identified all the information … Continue reading Lancashire County Council (Decision Notice): ICO 27 Feb 2013

Transport for London (Decision Notice) FS50423735: ICO 9 Jan 2013

The complainant has requested information relating to an investigation into allegations of wrong doing, made by the complainant, as well as Transport for London’s (TfL) policies on reporting wrong doing and fraud. TfL provided the complainant with some of the requested information but refused to disclose some information under section 30(1)(a), section 30(2)(a)(i), section 31(1)(g) … Continue reading Transport for London (Decision Notice) FS50423735: ICO 9 Jan 2013

General Dental Council (Decision Notice): ICO 14 Jan 2013

The complainant has requested a copy of an expert report. The General Dental Council (GDC) withheld the requested information under section 31(1)(g) with subsection 2(c) and in part under section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). The Commissioner’s decision is that section 40(2) is engaged in relation to the whole of the … Continue reading General Dental Council (Decision Notice): ICO 14 Jan 2013

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (Decision Notice): ICO 10 Oct 2011

The complainant has requested information relating to two recommendations contained in the CNWL Report and Action Plan relating to disciplinary action against [named nurse]. The Commissioner’s decision is that CNWL correctly refused to confirm or deny whether or not the information was held under section 40(5) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). The … Continue reading Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (Decision Notice): ICO 10 Oct 2011

General Dental Council (Decision Notice): ICO 28 Jan 2013

The complainant has requested a copy of an expert report. The General Dental Council (GDC) withheld the requested information under section 31(1)(g) with subsection 2(c) and in part under section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). The Commissioner’s decision is that section 40(2) is engaged in relation to the whole of the … Continue reading General Dental Council (Decision Notice): ICO 28 Jan 2013

North Yorkshire County Council (Decision Notice): ICO 22 Jul 2013

The complainant requested from North Yorkshire County Council a copy of a report regarding an allegation against a councillor. The council withheld the report under section 40(2) and 41(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. These exemptions relate to personal information and confidential information. The Commissioner’s decision is that the information should be withheld … Continue reading North Yorkshire County Council (Decision Notice): ICO 22 Jul 2013

North West Strategic Health Authority (Decision Notice): ICO 31 May 2011

The complainant requested copies of the reports that followed inquiries after homicide. The North West Strategic Health Authority declined to provide the information on the basis of the exemptions contained in sections 21, 40(2), 41 and 44 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. During the course of the Commissioner’s investigation NHS NW released further … Continue reading North West Strategic Health Authority (Decision Notice): ICO 31 May 2011

Sheffield City Council (Decision Notice): ICO 16 Jan 2013

The complainant requested details of correspondence sent to the secretary of a bowling club between particular dates. Sheffield City Council said that it held one letter falling within the scope of the request, but it was exempt under section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 the exemption relating to third party personal data. … Continue reading Sheffield City Council (Decision Notice): ICO 16 Jan 2013

Sheffield City Council (Decision Notice): ICO 17 Jan 2013

The complainant requested details of correspondence sent to the secretary of a bowling club between particular dates. Sheffield City Council said that it held one letter falling within the scope of the request, but it was exempt under section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the exemption relating to third party personal data. … Continue reading Sheffield City Council (Decision Notice): ICO 17 Jan 2013

Wainwright and another v Home Office: HL 16 Oct 2003

The claimant and her son sought to visit her other son in Leeds Prison. He was suspected of involvement in drugs, and therefore she was subjected to strip searches. There was no statutory support for the search. The son’s penis had been touched which was a battery. Held: The policy considerations which limit the heads … Continue reading Wainwright and another v Home Office: HL 16 Oct 2003

Wycombe District Council (Decision Notice): ICO 10 Mar 2011

The complainant supplied Wycombe District Council (the Council) with an address and a vehicle registration number, together with details of the vehicle make, model and colour, and asked it to confirm whether the Council had issued any penalty charge notices on the vehicle. The Council refused to supply this information, citing section 40(2) of the … Continue reading Wycombe District Council (Decision Notice): ICO 10 Mar 2011

Nursing and Midwifery Council (Decision Notice): ICO 31 Jul 2013

The complainants have requested information from the Nursing and Midwifery Council which, if held, would have included details as to the identity of witnesses who provided information to the NMC during its investigation of a fitness to practice complaint and a copy of all case material. The NMC refused to confirm or deny whether or … Continue reading Nursing and Midwifery Council (Decision Notice): ICO 31 Jul 2013

Financial Conduct Authority (Decision Notice): ICO 29 Jan 2014

The complainant has requested information relating to Barclays Private Bank and money laundering. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) refused to provide the requested information under sections 21, 40(2), 43(2) and 44(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). The Commissioner’s decision is that the FCA has correctly applied section 21, 40(2), 43(2) and 44(1)(a) … Continue reading Financial Conduct Authority (Decision Notice): ICO 29 Jan 2014

UK Border Agency (Decision Notice): ICO 21 Mar 2011

The complainant asked the UK Border Agency to provide information relating to the abolishment of the Working Holidaymaker Scheme. The public authority provided some information but refused the remainder using the exemption at section 36(2) (prejudice to effective conduct of public affairs) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. During the Commissioner’s investigation it also … Continue reading UK Border Agency (Decision Notice): ICO 21 Mar 2011

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (Decision Notice): ICO 18 Jan 2012

The complainant has requested the evidence submitted by the Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) to the Coroner in relation to a particular inquest. The Trust confirmed that the evidence submitted to the coroner was witness statements of staff who had been involved with the deceased patient who the inquest related to. … Continue reading Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (Decision Notice): ICO 18 Jan 2012

Manchester Metropolitan University (Decision Notice): ICO 26 May 2011

The complainant requested under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the ‘Act’) the workplace email addresses of all of the University’s staff. The University confirmed that it held the information, but believed that it was exempt. It argued that the information was already available on its website and explained that section 21(1) [information reasonable accessible … Continue reading Manchester Metropolitan University (Decision Notice): ICO 26 May 2011

Suffolk County Council (Decision Notice): ICO 29 Jun 2011

ICO The complainant made a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to Suffolk County Council for a copy of the Combined Aerial Rescue Pump Report. The council refused to disclose this information and applied section 40(2), section 41 and section 43(2). During the course of the Commissioner’s investigation the council withdrew its application … Continue reading Suffolk County Council (Decision Notice): ICO 29 Jun 2011

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (Decision Notice): ICO 22 Mar 2011

The complainant made 26 sets of requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 concerning the treatment of her late mother. The public authority replied to some of the requests, but believed sections 14(1) [vexatious requests] and 14(2) [repeated requests] applied to most of them and so it did not answer them. The … Continue reading Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (Decision Notice): ICO 22 Mar 2011

Common Council of The City of London (Decision Notice): ICO 6 Dec 2011

The complainant requested information relating to the Hampstead Heath Constabulary and the Epping Forest Keepers. The Common Council of the City of London responded that the information requested was not covered by the scope of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. In order to assist however, it provided some information that it considered was relevant. … Continue reading Common Council of The City of London (Decision Notice): ICO 6 Dec 2011

Wiltshire Council (Decision Notice): ICO 18 Apr 2012

The complainant requested information from Wiltshire Council relating to the tax records of a particular family. The council said that the information was exempt under section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The Information Commissioner decided that the council correctly determined that the information was exempt, although it should have cited the exemption … Continue reading Wiltshire Council (Decision Notice): ICO 18 Apr 2012

Bexley London Borough Council (Decision Notice): ICO 30 Jun 2010

Following the publication of a report by Bexley Council into the use of a purchasing card by a former Leader, the complainant requested information relating to the monitoring of the card. As part of its response, the Council provided copies of a series of emails exchanged between Council employees. However, the Council redacted certain details … Continue reading Bexley London Borough Council (Decision Notice): ICO 30 Jun 2010

North Lancashire Teaching Primary Care Trust (Decision Notice): ICO 7 Apr 2011

The complainant made a request to North Lancashire Teaching Primary Care Trust for correspondence between the Chief Executive of the PCT and the Chief Executive of University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust. The PCT refused to provide this information to the complainant as it stated it was exempt from disclosure under section 31(1)(g) with … Continue reading North Lancashire Teaching Primary Care Trust (Decision Notice): ICO 7 Apr 2011

Whitby Community College (Decision Notice): ICO 19 Jul 2012

The complainant has requested information relating to staffing and mentoring at Whitby Community College (the College) and complaints made to the College. The College provided the complainant with some of the requested information but refused to provide some of the information under section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). The Commissioner’s decision … Continue reading Whitby Community College (Decision Notice): ICO 19 Jul 2012

Valuation Office Agency (Decision Notice): ICO 27 May 2010

The complainant made a request for the rating file of a named caravan site. The information requested was withheld under the exemptions at sections 40(2) (personal information), 44(1) (prohibitions on disclosure) and 42(2) (commercial interests) of the Freedom of information Act 2000; also, under the exceptions at 12(3) (personal data), 12(5)(d) (confidentiality of proceedings) and … Continue reading Valuation Office Agency (Decision Notice): ICO 27 May 2010

North West Leicestershire District Council (Decision Notice): ICO 12 Feb 2013

The complainant requested information from North West Leicestershire District Council relating to the preparation of a report about a restructure of senior management. The council provided some information and sought to withhold other information using the exemptions under section 36(2)(b)(i) (ii) and (c), 40(2) and 41(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The Commissioner’s … Continue reading North West Leicestershire District Council (Decision Notice): ICO 12 Feb 2013

Plymouth Teaching Primary Care Trust (Decision Notice): ICO 11 Dec 2008

The complainant made three requests (dated 14, 15 and 16 May 2007) under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the ‘Act’) to the Plymouth Teaching Primary Care Trust (the ‘Trust’) for correspondence and other information relating to suspensions from the Trust. The Trust dealt with the request of 14 May 2007 under the Data Protection … Continue reading Plymouth Teaching Primary Care Trust (Decision Notice): ICO 11 Dec 2008

Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (Decision Notice): ICO 17 Sep 2007

The complainant requested details of a Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (‘VOSA’) examiner’s maintenance report and findings. VOSA refused this request under section 31 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the ‘Act’). During the course of the investigation, VOSA also submitted that the information was exempt under section 32 of the Act. Having considered … Continue reading Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (Decision Notice): ICO 17 Sep 2007

Charity Commission (Decision Notice): ICO 28 Jun 2011

ICO The complainant asked the Charity Commission for all its documents relating to the Global Warming Policy Foundation. The Charity Commission provided some documents but withheld a bank statement which showed the name of an individual who had donated money to the GWPF. It argued that this information was exempt from disclosure under section 40(2) … Continue reading Charity Commission (Decision Notice): ICO 28 Jun 2011

Her Majestys Revenue and Customs: ICO 27 Apr 2011

The complainant made a request to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for information relating to the issue of fraudulently or dishonestly acquiring vehicles VAT-free through the disability scheme. HMRC provided some of the requested information but refused to provide all of the requested information. It explained that some of the information requested was exempt from … Continue reading Her Majestys Revenue and Customs: ICO 27 Apr 2011

NHS North of Tyne (Decision Notice): ICO 26 Oct 2011

The complainant made a request to NHS North of Tyne (NHS NoT) under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) for information surrounding an orthodontic procurement process which took place in 2009. NHS NoT provided the complainant with some of the requested information; however it withheld some information under section 43(2), section 41 and section … Continue reading NHS North of Tyne (Decision Notice): ICO 26 Oct 2011

University of Nottingham (Decision Notice): ICO 20 Apr 2011

The complainant requested under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the ‘Act’) the workplace email addresses of all of the University’s staff. The University confirmed that it held the information, but considered that it was exempt. It did not specify an exemption but implied that it was relying on section 21(1) [information reasonable accessible by … Continue reading University of Nottingham (Decision Notice): ICO 20 Apr 2011

In re Z (A Minor) (Identification: Restrictions on Publication): CA 31 Jul 1995

The court was asked whether the daughter of Cecil Parkinson and Sarah Keays should be permitted to take part in a television programme about the specialist help she was receiving for her special educational needs. Held: The court refused to vary an injunction against publication of any details with regard to a particular child. This … Continue reading In re Z (A Minor) (Identification: Restrictions on Publication): CA 31 Jul 1995

Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (Decision Notice): ICO 4 May 2010

The complainant made a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency for details of any monitoring/visits over the past 12 months and any action taken in that time against a particular garage. VOSA refused to confirm or deny if the requested information was held under section 31(3) … Continue reading Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (Decision Notice): ICO 4 May 2010

Essex Police (Decision Notice): ICO 16 Nov 2011

The complainant requested a copy of a laboratory forensic report in connection with the investigation of a criminal allegation he made against a number of individuals. The Commissioner’s decision is that public authority complied with Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) by withholding the Forensic Report from disclosure on the basis of the exemption … Continue reading Essex Police (Decision Notice): ICO 16 Nov 2011

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Decision Notice): ICO 5 Oct 2011

The complainant has requested a copy of compromise agreements entered into with doctors of any grade over the last 10 years. He also requested a list of exploratory issues covered by the compromise agreements (ie. the reasons why the compromise agreements were entered into). The Information Commissioner’s (the Commissioner’s) decision is that the South Tees … Continue reading South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Decision Notice): ICO 5 Oct 2011

East Hertfordshire District Council (Decision Notice): ICO 15 Nov 2011

The complainant asked the council to provide copies of any application forms or questionnaires that had been submitted by candidates for the East Hertfordshire Independent Remuneration Panel since April 2010, redacted as appropriate. The council initially refused to provide any of the information on the basis that it was exempt under section 40(2) of the … Continue reading East Hertfordshire District Council (Decision Notice): ICO 15 Nov 2011

BBC (Decision Notice): ICO 6 May 2010

In September 2007, the complainant requested a copy of the 2006 report of the Office of the Surveillance Commissioner’s (OSC) Inspection Report relating to the BBC. The complainant also requested a copy of the OSC’s covering letter and the BBC response to the report. The public authority provided the complainant with the information requested but … Continue reading BBC (Decision Notice): ICO 6 May 2010

Your Homes Newcastle (Decision Notice): ICO 8 Aug 2013

The complainant has made three requests for information from Your Homes Newcastle about the existence and details of any noise, anti-social, and harassment complaints that have originated from his current address up to 28 October 2012. YHN relied upon section 40(5) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to refuse the first request, claiming it … Continue reading Your Homes Newcastle (Decision Notice): ICO 8 Aug 2013

University of Leeds (Decision Notice): ICO 17 Dec 2009

The complainant made a request to the University of Leeds for information relating to the funding, monies and grants provided to the University’s Department of Psychology. The University refused to provide the requested information upon reliance of the provision contained at section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the exemptions contained at … Continue reading University of Leeds (Decision Notice): ICO 17 Dec 2009

Calderdale Primary Care Trust (Decision Notice): ICO 3 Mar 2011

The complainant requested information from Calderdale Primary Care Trust concerning the date, place and time a named individual had received sex change surgery. The PCT responded in accordance with the provision of section 1(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The Commissioner considers that the PCT was excluded from its duty to respond to … Continue reading Calderdale Primary Care Trust (Decision Notice): ICO 3 Mar 2011

Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (Decision Notice): ICO 13 Jul 2009

The complainant made a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) to the Heart of England NHS Trust (the Trust) for a copy of the report into Breast Surgery Practice that was presented to the Board on 29 October 2007 by Mr Ian Cuncliffe, Medical Director for Surgery. The Trust refused the … Continue reading Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (Decision Notice): ICO 13 Jul 2009

Islington Council (Decision Notice) FS50430435: ICO 13 Aug 2012

The complainant requested information from the London Borough of Islington (the council) relating to charges to residents of flats. The council refused to respond to the requests because it considered that they were vexatious under section 14(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the FOIA), the exclusion relating to vexatious requests. The Commissioner’s decision … Continue reading Islington Council (Decision Notice) FS50430435: ICO 13 Aug 2012

South Tyneside Council (Decision Notice): ICO 2 Sep 2013

The complainant has requested the proposal letters for any traffic parking schemes and the names of the proposers. South Tyneside Council provided the complainant with the proposal letters which it held but confirmed that some were not held. It refused to provide the names of proposers under section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act … Continue reading South Tyneside Council (Decision Notice): ICO 2 Sep 2013

Liverpool Womens NHS Foundation Trust (Decision Notice): ICO 17 Nov 2009

The complainant made a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to the Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust for the text of any compromise agreements it had entered into with doctors and a list of exploratory or illustratory issues which were covered by the compromise agreements. Furthermore the complainant asked the Trust to provide … Continue reading Liverpool Womens NHS Foundation Trust (Decision Notice): ICO 17 Nov 2009

Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group (Decision Notice): ICO 3 Sep 2013

The complainant requested information from Black Country PCT Cluster relating to NHS funded tattoo removal. The complainant was provided with some information but much of the requested information was withheld under section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). As Black Country PCT cluster is now defunct, Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group (WCCG) has … Continue reading Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group (Decision Notice): ICO 3 Sep 2013

Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (Decision Notice): ICO 26 Sep 2011

The complainant has requested a copy of compromise agreements entered into with doctors of any grade over the last 10 years. He also requested a list of exploratory issues covered by the compromise agreements (ie. the reasons why the compromise agreements were entered into). The Commissioner’s decision is that the Heart of England NHS Foundation … Continue reading Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (Decision Notice): ICO 26 Sep 2011

Wandsworth Council (Decision Notice): ICO 8 Mar 2011

The complainant submitted a request to the London Borough of Wandsworth concerning documents relating to the Trewint Street bridge over the River Wandle. The public authority stated that it had released many details since the correspondence began between the two parties on this issue in 1983. It further said that much of the information was … Continue reading Wandsworth Council (Decision Notice): ICO 8 Mar 2011

Magherafelt District Council (Decision Notice): ICO 19 May 2009

On 22 February 2008 the complainant requested information from Magherafelt District Council in relation to disciplinary action taken against members of The Council staff and the statistics involved. The complainant asked that the information cover the previous three year period. The complainant made it clear in his request that personal information about any individual was … Continue reading Magherafelt District Council (Decision Notice): ICO 19 May 2009

Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (Decision Notice): ICO 17 Oct 2011

The complainant has requested a copy of compromise agreements entered into with doctors of any grade over the last 10 years. He also requested a list of exploratory issues covered by the compromise agreements (i.e. the reasons why the compromise agreements were entered into). The Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (the Trust) has provided the … Continue reading Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (Decision Notice): ICO 17 Oct 2011

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust (Decision Notice): ICO 12 Aug 2013

The complainant has requested a copy of a report produced by West Yorkshire Audit Consortium under reference CFCHFT 01/2013 – First Ref NYRT 11/00158. Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust (the Trust) provided the complainant with the requested report but made redactions under section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). The Commissioner’s decision … Continue reading Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust (Decision Notice): ICO 12 Aug 2013

Northern Ireland Office (Decision Notice): ICO 31 Mar 2011

The complainant requested information relating to firearm permits granted to individuals with criminal convictions. The Northern Ireland Office (the NIO) provided some information, but refused to disclose the remainder under section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as it comprised sensitive personal data, disclosure of which would be unfair. The Commissioner considers that … Continue reading Northern Ireland Office (Decision Notice): ICO 31 Mar 2011

Department of Enterprise Trade and Investment (Decision Notice): ICO 16 Dec 2010

The complainant requested the Administrators’ reports into the Presbyterian Mutual Society, which was placed in administration in November 2008. DETI refused to disclose the information, relying upon the exemptions set out in sections 31(1)(g) and (h) and 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act). The Commissioner finds that the exemption in section … Continue reading Department of Enterprise Trade and Investment (Decision Notice): ICO 16 Dec 2010

UK Border Agency (Decision Notice): ICO 17 Feb 2011

The complainant asked the UK Border Agency to provide information relating to suspicious marriages and partnerships. The public authority provided some information but refused to disclose the remainder under sections 40(2) (personal information), 30(1) (investigations and proceedings) and 31(1) (law enforcement) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. During the Commissioner’s investigation it also sought … Continue reading UK Border Agency (Decision Notice): ICO 17 Feb 2011

Gloucester City Council (Decision Notice): ICO 7 Aug 2013

The complainant requested information from Gloucester City Council (the council) relating to internet visits on an officer by officer basis, although he did not require individual names or user IDs. The council refused to comply with the request, relying on the exclusion under section 12(1) and the exemption under section 40(2) of the Freedom of … Continue reading Gloucester City Council (Decision Notice): ICO 7 Aug 2013

Norfolk Constabulary (Decision Notice): ICO 16 Dec 2010

The complainant asked Norfolk Constabulary to provide information relating to complaints about vehicles in a specific location. He had previously made a similar request for an identified vehicle but made this separate request without reference to the vehicle registration mark. Having previously refused to confirm or deny whether it held the information falling within the … Continue reading Norfolk Constabulary (Decision Notice): ICO 16 Dec 2010

Valuation Office Agency (Decision Notice): ICO 30 Jan 2012

The complainant has requested the full postcodes of certain caravan sites licensed by Canterbury Council. The Valuations Office Agency (VOA) refused to provide this information under section 41 and section 43 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). The Commissioner’s decision is that the VOA has incorrectly applied section 41 and section 43 to … Continue reading Valuation Office Agency (Decision Notice): ICO 30 Jan 2012

University of Oxford (Decision Notice): ICO 31 Mar 2009

The complainant requested information held by several Universities, including Oxford University in relation to research it may have undertaken or be undertaking with primates. This included numbers and species of primates used in previous returns already provided to the Home Office along with a summary of any current research and the species being used. The … Continue reading University of Oxford (Decision Notice): ICO 31 Mar 2009

Upshire Primary Foundation School (Decision Notice): ICO 8 Feb 2012

The complainant requested information from Upshire Primary Foundation School (the school) about building work carried out in Upshire pre-school (the pre-school). The school disclosed some information and withheld some under section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the FOIA). The Information Commissioner (the Commissioner) explained that he considered that the request should have … Continue reading Upshire Primary Foundation School (Decision Notice): ICO 8 Feb 2012

Priory Group (Decision Notice): ICO 17 Feb 2009

The complainant made a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to the Priory Group for information relating to the total amount of funding that the NHS has paid to Dr Veale’s Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) treatment programme at the Priory Hospital from 2000 to the time of the request. In particular the complainant … Continue reading Priory Group (Decision Notice): ICO 17 Feb 2009

Brent Council (Decision Notice): ICO 17 Nov 2010

The complainant requested a copy of a report into the alleged financial mismanagement by staff at a specified school. Brent Council refused the request on the basis of section 31(1)(g) with respect to 31(2)(b) and section 40. At its internal review, the Council considered that sections 31(1)(b) and (c) applied, while also maintaining its reliance … Continue reading Brent Council (Decision Notice): ICO 17 Nov 2010

Financial Services Authority (Decision Notice): ICO 31 Aug 2011

The complainant requested under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 any communications between the public authority and ministers or officials in the Government of Iceland, the Icelandic FSA and the Central Bank of Iceland regarding Landsbanki that were forwarded to the Treasury between 4 October 2008 and 8 October 2008. The public authority provided some … Continue reading Financial Services Authority (Decision Notice): ICO 31 Aug 2011

Knowsley Primary Care Trust (Decision Notice): ICO 28 Jun 2010

The complainant made a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to Knowsley PCT for details of all the doctors who have been investigated by Knowsley PCT or referred to the National Clinical Assessment Service or the General Medical Council. The PCT refused to provide the requested information to the complainant as it stated … Continue reading Knowsley Primary Care Trust (Decision Notice): ICO 28 Jun 2010

St Ives Town Council (Decision Notice): ICO 12 Feb 2013

The complainant requested a copy of a report presented to St Ives Council by a member of the public relating to the exclusion of dogs on certain beaches in St Ives. The council refused to supply the information, citing exemptions under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The Commissioner considered that the request should have … Continue reading St Ives Town Council (Decision Notice): ICO 12 Feb 2013

National Offender Management Service (Decision Notice) FS50190664: ICO 28 Sep 2009

The complainant made two requests for information concerning a medical examination on his late son on 13 August 1999, including the doctor’s name who conducted it. The public authority responded that it held no recorded information. The Commissioner determined that it was incorrect in this determination and therefore breached sections 1(1)(a) and (1)(1)(b) of the … Continue reading National Offender Management Service (Decision Notice) FS50190664: ICO 28 Sep 2009

Financial Services Authority (Decision Notice): ICO 1 Sep 2010

The complainant made a freedom of information request to the public authority for information it held in relation to concerns it had about the management of the Leeds City Credit Union. The public authority refused the request under section 31 (Law Enforcement); section 40 (Personal information); section 43 (Commercial Interests) and section 44 (Prohibitions on … Continue reading Financial Services Authority (Decision Notice): ICO 1 Sep 2010

Wiltshire Police (Decision Notice): ICO 6 Oct 2010

The complainant asked Wiltshire Police to provide information relating to an incident which occurred at a railway bridge. The public authority provided a partial response and refused to disclose the remaining information citing the exemptions under sections 40(1) and (5) (personal information) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. During the course of the Commissioner’s … Continue reading Wiltshire Police (Decision Notice): ICO 6 Oct 2010

Cabinet Office (Central Government) FS50611073: ICO 3 Apr 2017

ICO The complainant requested information relating to the Independent Commission on Freedom of Information (the Commission). The Cabinet Office denied holding information for one part of the complainant’s request. For the other requests, it refused to disclose the relevant information because it was third party personal data under section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information … Continue reading Cabinet Office (Central Government) FS50611073: ICO 3 Apr 2017

Central and Eastern Cheshire Primary Care Trust (Decision Notice): ICO 13 Jun 2007

The complainant requested a list of the delegates who had attended an event organised by the Eastern Cheshire NHS Primary Care Trust (the ‘PCT’) as part of a programme of public consultation called the Future Health Care Project, together with their contact details and their ‘status information’. The PCT provided a list of the job … Continue reading Central and Eastern Cheshire Primary Care Trust (Decision Notice): ICO 13 Jun 2007

Commission for Patient and Public Involvement In Health (Decision Notice): ICO 12 Feb 2007

The complainant requested that the public authority disclose information concerning its instructions to a firm of solicitors in relation to a particular matter. The public authority provided some of the information but not all of it relying upon section 42 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (legal professional privilege) in respect of the balance. … Continue reading Commission for Patient and Public Involvement In Health (Decision Notice): ICO 12 Feb 2007

Sanders v Information Commissioner (Original Decision Upheld Freedom of Information Act 2000): FTTGRC 7 Jul 2015

Freedom of Information Act 2000 ss 40(1) – personal data of applicant, 40(2) – personal data of others and 32 – court records. Citations: [2015] UKFTT 2015 – 0243 (GRC) Links: Bailii Statutes: Freedom of Information Act 2000 Jurisdiction: England and Wales Information Updated: 03 February 2022; Ref: scu.552487

G v Information Commissioner: FTTGRC 1 Jul 2014

Judges: NJ Warren Citations: [2014] UKFTT 2011 – 0101 (GRC), EA/2011/0101 Links: Bailii Statutes: Freedom of Information Act 2000 Jurisdiction: England and Wales Citing: See Also – G v Information Commissioner and English Hertitage UTAA 22-May-2013 Tribunal procedure and practice (including UT) – The decision of the First-tier Tribunal (General Regulatory Chamber) following a paper … Continue reading G v Information Commissioner: FTTGRC 1 Jul 2014

Stott v Information Commissioner: FTTGRC 16 Jul 2014

FTTGC Dismissed – Formulation or development of government policy s.35(1)(a) – We have decided to dismiss the appeal because the records of meetings of a Task and Finish Group established by the Welsh Assembly Government in 2012 in respect of certain proposed legislation was exempt information under section 35(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information Act … Continue reading Stott v Information Commissioner: FTTGRC 16 Jul 2014

Consumer Council for Water (Decision Notice): ICO 25 Aug 2011

ICO The complainant requested information about ‘grievance complaints’ and ‘internal complaints and appeals from staff’. The CCW refused to provide this information under section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. During the investigation the complainant agreed to limit his complaint to the procedural aspects of the case. The Commissioner finds that the CCW … Continue reading Consumer Council for Water (Decision Notice): ICO 25 Aug 2011

Department of Trade and Industry (Decision Notice): ICO 13 Feb 2007

The complainant, on 4 January 2005, requested information from the Department of Trade and Industry in relation to the assessment by the Department of the application for grant aid made in relation to the complainant’s wave energy conversion system. The Department withheld the information on the basis that it is exempt under sections 36, 41 … Continue reading Department of Trade and Industry (Decision Notice): ICO 13 Feb 2007

Citywest Homes (Decision Notice): ICO 14 Dec 2009

At the time of the request, the authority was overseeing the development of a residential property, which included the painting of communal areas. As part of this process, CityWest commissioned a survey that asked the residents to vote on their preferred colour scheme. The complainant subsequently requested confirmation of which flat occupants in a particular … Continue reading Citywest Homes (Decision Notice): ICO 14 Dec 2009

Northumbria Police (Decision Notice): ICO 13 Feb 2012

ICO The complainant requested information relating to the attempted murder of Martin McGartland in 1999 and Northumbria Police’s investigation of that incident. The Commissioner’s decision is that Northumbria Police was correct to deem the request vexatious within the meaning of section 14(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act). The Commissioner however finds … Continue reading Northumbria Police (Decision Notice): ICO 13 Feb 2012

NHS Commissioning Board (NHS England) (Health (NHS)): ICO 25 Aug 2016

ICO The complainant has requested information relating to a contract recently awarded to Capita by NHS England to provide services under the general heading of Primary Care Services England (PCSE). NHS England has failed to respond to this request for information. The Commissioner considers that NHS England breached section 10(1) FOIA in the handling of … Continue reading NHS Commissioning Board (NHS England) (Health (NHS)): ICO 25 Aug 2016

Department for Work and Pensions (Central Government): ICO 30 Aug 2016

ICO The complainant requested information relating to the Department for Work and Pension’s (DWP) press relations with the Disability News Service (DNS). The DWP refused to confirm or deny whether information was held, but confirmed that if it was held it would be refused under section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the … Continue reading Department for Work and Pensions (Central Government): ICO 30 Aug 2016

Queen Mary University of London v Information Commissioner and Matthees: FTTGRC 12 Aug 2016

Depending upon the extent to which data had been successfully anonymised, anonymised clinical trial patient-level data was not exempt from disclosure under the 2000 Act. [2016] UKFTT 2015 – 0269 (GRC) Bailii Freedom of Information Act 2000 22A 40 41 43 England and Wales Information Updated: 22 January 2022; Ref: scu.568586

Department of Health (Central Government) FS50603751: ICO 25 Jul 2016

ICO The complainant has requested information relating to any meetings between the former Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health and Jeremy Hunt or senior civil servants about the report on doctors pay. The Department of Health identified a number of diary entries, narrative information and three notes of meetings which were relevant to the … Continue reading Department of Health (Central Government) FS50603751: ICO 25 Jul 2016

Department of Health (Central Government) FS50604561: ICO 16 Jun 2016

ICO The complainant has requested minutes and the name of attendees at a particular meeting between Jeremy Hunt and a group of health organisations. The DoH stated no minutes were held but considered the names of attendees should be withheld on the basis of section 35(1)(d) of the FOIA or section 40(2) for a limited … Continue reading Department of Health (Central Government) FS50604561: ICO 16 Jun 2016

Department of Health (Central Government) FS50604556: ICO 1 Jun 2016

ICO The complainant has requested minutes and the name of attendees at a particular meeting between the then Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Health (DoH) and the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS). The DoH stated no minutes were held but considered the names of attendees should be withheld on the basis … Continue reading Department of Health (Central Government) FS50604556: ICO 1 Jun 2016

Department of Health (Central Government) FS50604562: ICO 1 Jun 2016

ICO The complainant has requested minutes and the name of attendees at a particular meeting between the Jeremey Hunt and Alliance Boots. The DoH stated no minutes were held but considered the names of attendees should be withheld on the basis of section 35(1)(d) of the FOIA or section 40(2) for a limited number of … Continue reading Department of Health (Central Government) FS50604562: ICO 1 Jun 2016

Department of Health (Central Government) FS50604583: ICO 1 Jun 2016

ICO The complainant has requested minutes and the name of attendees at a particular meeting between Jeremy Hunt and the Academy of Medical Royal College (AoMRC). The DoH stated no minutes were held but considered the names of attendees should be withheld on the basis of section 35(1)(d) of the FOIA or section 40(2) for … Continue reading Department of Health (Central Government) FS50604583: ICO 1 Jun 2016

Department of Health (Central Government) FS50604573: ICO 1 Jun 2016

ICO The complainant has requested minutes and the name of attendees at a particular meeting between Jeremy Hunt and Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC). The DoH stated no minutes were held but considered the names of attendees should be withheld on the basis of section 35(1)(d) of the FOIA or section 40(2) for a limited number … Continue reading Department of Health (Central Government) FS50604573: ICO 1 Jun 2016

General Medical Council (Local Government (Other)): ICO 23 May 2016

ICO The complainant has requested information about whether the GMC had received complaints about a particular doctor. The GMC refused to confirm or deny whether the requested information was held under section 40(5) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).The Commissioner’s decision is that the GMC was correct to neither confirm nor deny whether … Continue reading General Medical Council (Local Government (Other)): ICO 23 May 2016