Sussex Police (Police and Criminal Justice): ICO 15 Feb 2021

The complainant requested from the Chief Constable of Sussex Police (‘Sussex Police’) information relating to Sussex Police’s implementation of schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000. By the date of this notice Sussex Police had not provided a substantive response to this request. The Commissioner’s decision is that Sussex Police has failed to respond to the request within 20 working days and has therefore breached section 10 of the FOIA. The Commissioner requires Sussex Police to take the following steps to ensure compliance with the legislation. Issue a substantive response to the request in accordance with its obligations under the FOIA. Sussex Police must take these steps within 35 calendar days of the date of this decision notice. Failure to comply may result in the Commissioner making written certification of this fact to the High Court pursuant to section 54 of the Act and may be dealt with as a contempt of court.
FOI 10: Complaint upheld


[2021] UKICO IC-80544




England and Wales


Updated: 04 August 2022; Ref: scu.659797