Sussex Police (Decision Notice): ICO 17 Jul 2012

The complainant requested information concerning payments received by Sussex Police and related correspondence regarding the production of the BBC series ‘Traffic Cops’. Sussex Police provided information in relation to part (a) of the request about the total sum of money received but stated that no information with regard to part (b) of the request for related correspondence was held. During the Information Commissioner’s (the Commissioner) investigation, Sussex Police located related information and provided it to the complainant. The complainant received the information but continued to dispute whether Sussex Police had provided him with all the information which it held. The Commissioner’s decision is that Sussex Police provided all the information it held in relation to part (b) of the request and as such complied with section 1(1) of the FOIA. However, Sussex Police failed to provide the information within the statutory timeframe laid down by the FOIA and therefore breached section 10(1). As the information held by Sussex Police in relation to the request has been provided to the complainant, the Commissioner does not require the public authority to take any further action to ensure compliance with the legislation.
Section of Act/EIR and Finding: FOI 10 – Complaint Upheld


[2012] UKICO FS50423582




England and Wales


Updated: 23 May 2022; Ref: scu.529674