Health and Safety Executive (Decision Notice): ICO 26 Feb 2013

The complainant has requested correspondence held following the death of Robert Fidoe, a young boy who tragically died after falling from his bike into a canal lock at Stourport Basin in 2011. After some confusion about the terms of its initial response, the Health and Safety Executive confirmed that it was refusing to provide this information on the basis of the exemption at section 30(1)(b). It argued that an investigation into this matter was ongoing and that the public interest therefore favoured maintaining this exemption. It upheld this position at internal review. The Commissioner’s decision is that HSE was entitled to rely on section 30(1)(b) as a basis for withholding the requested information. No steps are required.
Section of Act/EIR and Finding: FOI 30 – Complaint Not upheld

[2013] UKICO FS50459156
England and Wales


Updated: 19 January 2022; Ref: scu.527968