Legal Ombudsman (Decision Notice): ICO 8 May 2014

ICO The complainant requested information relating to payments provided to a former Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police. The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire (the PCC) provided some information but refused to disclose the remainder citing sections 40 (personal information) and 42(1) (legal professional privilege) of FOIA. The complainant accepted that any personal information is exempt from disclosure. The Commissioner has investigated the PCC’s application of section 42 to a document which reflected counsel’s advice to the then West Yorkshire Police Authority. The Commissioner’s decision is that the PCC correctly applied the section 42 exemption. He requires no steps to be taken.
Section of Act/EIR and Finding: FOI 10 – Complaint Not upheld

[2014] UKICO FS50536323
England and Wales


Updated: 06 December 2021; Ref: scu.527761