The complainant requested information about whether the public authority had received complaints about health professionals from an organisation called Citizens Commission for Human Rights (UK) Ltd. The public authority withheld this under section 30(2)(a)(iii) and section 31(1)(g) but failed to cite this initially. Further, it did not explain to the complainant that it was neither confirming nor denying whether it held the requested information; however it did clarify this with the Commissioner subsequently. The Commissioner finds that the public authority was correct to neither confirm nor deny whether it held the requested information. However he also finds that the public authority breached its obligations under section 17 of the Act. Information Tribunal appeal number EA/2011/0059 dismissed.
Section of Act/EIR and Finding: FOI 17 – Complaint Upheld, FOI 31 – Complaint Not upheld
 UKICO FS50327942
England and Wales
Updated: 05 July 2022; Ref: scu.530336