The complainant submitted two requests to the London Borough of Southwark (the Council) seeking information about whether a named organisation had received funding to deliver Prevent training and programmes. The Council refused to confirm or deny whether it held information falling within the scope of the requests on the basis of sections 24(2) (national security), 31(3) (law enforcement) and 43(3) (commercial interests) of FOIA. The Commissioner has concluded that the Council is entitled to rely on section 24(2) of FOIA to refuse to confirm or deny whether it holds any information falling within the scope of both the requests. She has also concluded that in all the circumstances of the case the public interest favours maintaining the exemption in both requests.
FOI 24: Complaint not upheld
 UKICO fs50879439
England and Wales
Updated: 04 August 2022; Ref: scu.653769