ICO The complainant requested information from Cleveland Police about a contract and payments to a named company. During the course of the Commissioner’s investigation, Cleveland Police reviewed its application of exemptions, confirming that it considered sections 22 (information intended for future publication) and 31 (law enforcement) apply to the requested information. The Commissioner’s decision is that Cleveland Police was incorrect to apply sections 22 and 31 to the information it confirmed that it holds. He also found procedural errors. The Commissioner requires the public authority to take the following steps to ensure compliance with the legislation: disclose to the complainant the information relating to points 1, 6 and 7 of the request that it provided to the Commissioner during the course of his investigation; and issue a fresh response in relation to the remaining information within the scope of the request.
Section of Act/EIR and Finding: FOI 22 – Complaint Upheld, FOI 31 – Complaint Upheld
 UKICO FS50488394
England and Wales
Updated: 06 December 2021; Ref: scu.528739