Bills and City of Edinburgh Council: SIC 5 Feb 2014

On 27 March 2013, Ms Bills asked for a copy of a Resolution Complaint Panel Report prepared by the City of Edinburgh Council (the Council). The Council decided that the information in the report was entirely excepted from disclosure under the EIRs.
However, during the investigation, the Council disclosed a redacted version of the report to Ms Bills.
The Commissioner found that the Council was entitled to withhold the redacted information, given that its disclosure would prejudice substantially the course of justice, etc. or would breach the Data Protection Act 1998. The Commissioner also found that the information provided to Ms Bills during the investigation should have been disclosed at an earlier stage.
[2014] ScotIC 017 – 2014

Updated: 26 October 2021; Ref: scu.522742