Leeds City Council (Local Government): ICO 10 Feb 2021

The complainant and his father submitted 9 requests for information to Leeds City Council between 22 October and 16 November 2019. These requests were made via the WhatDoTheyKnow website. The Council’s internal review noted that it had received 40 FOIA requests from the complainant and 19 from his father, together with approximately 150 emails sent directly to the Information Governance Team and correspondence sent to senior council officers. On the grounds that the Council aggregated the complainant’s requests, the Council determined that the complainant’s requests were vexatious under Section 14 of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that Leeds City Council is entitled to rely on section 14(1) of the FOIA and it is not required to respond to the complainant’s requests.
FOI 14(1): Complaint not upheld


[2021] UKICO IC-45490




England and Wales


Updated: 06 August 2022; Ref: scu.659767