ICO The complainant made a freedom of information request to the Department of Health (DoH) for information regarding confidentiality agreements and information relating to the United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust and the Staffordshire Hospitals Trust. The DoH refused the request under section 12 of FOIA on the grounds that the cost of complying with the request would exceed the appropriate limit. The Commissioner’s decision is that the DoH was not obliged to comply with the request as the cost would exceed the appropriate limit under section 12 of FOIA. The Commissioner also found that the DoH complied with the duty to provide advice and assistance in accordance with section 16 of FOIA. The Commissioner requires no steps to be taken.
Section of Act/EIR and Finding: FOI 12 – Complaint Not upheld, FOI 16 – Complaint Not upheld
Updated: 06 December 2021; Ref: scu.528867