ICO The complainant had submitted a request to St Louise’s Comprehensive College (‘the College’) under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (‘FOIA’) for information about the College’s revised management structure for support staff and details of various meetings held at the College. The Commissioner investigated the complaint and found that the College had failed to provide the complainant with the information she requested or to issue a valid refusal notice within the statutory timeframe of 20 working days as set out in section 10(1) of FOIA. The Commissioner required the College to either disclose the requested information to the complainant or apply an exemption under FOIA as a basis for non-disclosure. The College disclosed some further information to the complainant, however it refused to disclose the remainder, citing section 40(2) of FOIA by virtue of section 40(3)(a)(i) as a basis for non-disclosure. The Commissioner is satisfied that the information has been correctly withheld under the above exemption and therefore orders no steps to be taken.
Section of Act/EIR and Finding: FOI 40 – Complaint Not upheld
Updated: 06 December 2021; Ref: scu.527733