Resolution Complaints Panel reports – On 4 July 2013, Mrs Thompson asked for a copy of Resolution Complaints Panel reports prepared by the City of Edinburgh Council (the Council). The Council decided that the information in the reports was entirely excepted from disclosure under the EIRs.
During the investigation, the Council disclosed a redacted version of the reports to Mrs Thompson.
The Commissioner found that the Council was entitled to withhold the redacted information, given that its disclosure would prejudice substantially the course of justice or would breach the data protection principles. The Commissioner also found that the information provided to Mrs Thompson during the investigation should have been disclosed at an earlier stage.
 ScotIC 053 – 2014, Decision 053/2014
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 1(1) 1(6), Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004, Data Protection Act 1998
Updated: 01 December 2021; Ref: scu.522755