Tidemill Primary School (Decision Notice): ICO 28 Jul 2011

The complainant submitted requests to the governing body of Tidemill Primary School for information from meetings. The complainant specified that she wished to receive this information electronically. The governing body provided some information, but stated that it would not provide the remaining information in the complainant’s preferred format. The Commissioner has investigated and found that the governing body was entitled to refuse to comply with the part of the complainant’s request to receive information electronically. However, in relation to another part of the request, it has breached section 11(1)(a) of the Act by failing to provide the information electronically. It has also breached section 1(1)(a) of the Act by failing to confirm it did not hold information, and section 10(1) by failing to comply with section 1(1) within the statutory time for compliance. The Commissioner requires the governing body to disclose some further information to the complainant electronically.
Section of Act/EIR and Finding: FOI 1 – Complaint Upheld, FOI 10 – Complaint Upheld, FOI 11 – Complaint Upheld
[2011] UKICO FS50356379
England and Wales

Updated: 03 May 2021; Ref: scu.530698