• FS50885402
    The complainant requested from Calverton Parish Council information about a decision to grant a licence for agricultural use of a piece of land. The Council has failed to respond to this request. The Commissioner requires the Council to provide the complainant with a response to this request in accordance with its obligations under FOIA. The Council 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.
  • FS50836455
    The complainant submitted a request to the Greater London Authority (GLA) seeking information as to whether the Mayor, Sadiq Khan, had an official car and if so the costs of providing this. The GLA refused to confirm or deny whether it held any information falling within the scope of the request on the basis of sections 31(3) (law enforcement) and 38(2) (health and safety). The Commissioner has concluded that section 38(2) is engaged and that the public interest favours maintaining this exemption.
  • FS50871948
    The complainant requested a variety of information concerning the London Borough of Waltham Forest’s (the London Borough’s) Fire Risk Assessments (FRAs). The Commissioner’s decision is that the London Borough failed to respond to the request within 20 working days and has therefore breached section 10 of the FOIA.
  • FS50877703
    The complainant’s company requested information about “blocks” under the London Borough of Lewisham’s (the London Borough’s) ownership. The Commissioner’s decision is that the London Borough failed to respond to the request within 20 working days and has therefore breached section 10 of the FOIA.
  • FS50882597
    The complainant requested information from Somerset West and Taunton Council about households accommodated by the authority. The Commissioner’s decision is that the council has breached section 10(1) of the FOIA in that it failed to provide a valid response to the request within the statutory time frame of 20 working days.
  • FS50882331
    The complainant requested information from Somerset West and Taunton Council about unauthorised short-term holiday lets by council tenants. The Commissioner’s decision is that the council has breached section 10(1) of the FOIA in that it failed to provide a valid response to the request within the statutory time frame of 20 working days.
  • FS50882332
    The complainant requested information from Gravesham Borough Council about unauthorised short-term holiday lets by council tenants. The Commissioner’s decision is that the council has breached section 10(1) of the FOIA in that it failed to provide a valid response to the request within the statutory time frame of 20 working days.
  • FS50887847
    The complainant requested information from The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (the “Trust”) about the roles of Head of Department/Lead Consultant for Gynaecology and Gynaecological Oncology. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Trust has breached section 10(1) of the FOIA in that it failed to provide a valid response to the requests within the statutory time frame of 20 working days. As responses have been issued, the Commissioner does not require the Trust to take any further steps.
  • FS50878095
    The complainant requested information from the West Midlands Combined Authority (“WMCA”) relating to the Midlands Connect Rail Programme. The Commissioner’s decision is that WMCA has failed to respond to the request within 20 working days and has therefore breached section 10 of the FOIA. The Commissioner requires WMCA to take the following steps to ensure compliance with the legislation. WMCA must issue a substantive response to the request in accordance with its obligations under the FOIA. WMCA 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.
  • FER0823702
    The complainant submitted a request to the London Borough of Hounslow (the Council) seeking information about the disposal of a particular piece of land. The Council initially sought to withhold the information on the basis of section 43(2) (commercial interests) of FOIA before arguing that the information was exempt from disclosure on the basis of regulation 12(5)(e) (commercial confidentiality) and regulation 12(5)(f) (interests of the person who provided the information to the public authority) of the EIR. The Commissioner has concluded that the information falling within the scope of the request is exempt from disclosure on the basis of regulation 12(5)(e) of the EIR and that in all the circumstances of the request the public interest favours maintaining the exception.