Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council (Decision Notice): ICO 14 Apr 2014

ICO The complainant has requested information on complaints made to the council about its use of non-adhesive car parking tickets as compared to councils who use adhesive types. The council provided some information however the complainant wished to receive further information which he had asked for. The council argued that the information was not held for the purpose of the Act as it would require a degree of professional judgement to understand and extract the relevant information from the records that it holds. It also argued that extracting the information would exceed the appropriate limit under section 12 of the Act. The Commissioner’s decision is that the council does hold the information and that it was not correct to say that the information was not held for the purposes of section 1 of the Act. He has however decided that the council was correct to apply section 12 to the information. The Commissioner has also decided that the council complied with the requirements of section 10 of the Act. The Commissioner does not require the council to take any steps.
Section of Act/EIR and Finding: FOI 1 – Complaint Upheld, FOI 10 – Complaint Not upheld, FOI 12 – Complaint Not upheld

[2014] UKICO FS50514881
England and Wales


Updated: 06 December 2021; Ref: scu.527728