1. IC-46266-X4G5

    The complainant submitted a request to the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) seeking information it held about the her father who died in a car accident in Pakistan in 1964 whilst working at as the Second Secretary at the High Commission in Lahore. The FCDO explained that it did not hold any information falling within the scope of the complainant’s request. The complainant disputed the FCDO’s response. The Commissioner is satisfied that on the balance of probabilities the FCDO does not hold any information falling within the scope of the complainant’s request.
  2. IC- 47257-J4K8

    The complainant requested various follow on questions to his previous request in respect of the Robin Holden report. Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board refused to respond to the request on the basis that it does not have to respond to questions if it would mean creating new information or giving an opinion or judgement that is not already recorded. Following the Commissioner’s investigation, it did provide a response to the questions. The Commissioner’s decision is that Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has now complied with its obligations in respect of section 1 of the FOIA, however in failing to provide its response within the timescales specified under the FOIA,  has breached section 10 of the FOIA.
  3. IC-39378-S8W1

    The complainant submitted a request to the Ministry of Defence (MOD) seeking information about the use of Reaper and Typhoon aircraft in Operation Shader and for the number of sorties, and location of them, that RAF Reaper aircraft had flown outside of Operation Shader. The MOD provided the complainant with information regarding Reaper and Typhoon activities as part of Operation Shader. However, it withheld the information concerning the use of RAF Reaper outside of Operation Shader on the basis of sections 26(1)(b) (defence) and 27(1)(a) and (c) (international relations) of FOIA. The Commissioner has concluded that the withheld information is exempt from disclosure on the basis of section 26(1)(b) of FOIA and that in all of the circumstances of the case the public interest favours maintaining the exemption.
  4. IC-46497-N3J2

    The complainant submitted a request to the Ministry of Defence (MOD) seeking information about the visits to the Royal Air Force Air Cadets Squadron Gibraltar by personnel from its parent Norfolk and Suffolk Wing. The MOD refused to comply with the request on the basis of section 12(1) of FOIA because the estimated cost of doing so exceeded the appropriate cost limit. The complainant disputed the MOD’s reliance on section 12(1) of FOIA. The Commissioner is satisfied that the MOD can rely on section 12(1) of FOIA to refuse the request.
  5. IC-47270-J9B0

    The complainant has requested all correspondence between Ealing Council and Clarion Housing from June 2018 onwards. The Council disclosed some information, and withheld some on the basis that it was exempt from disclosure under regulation 12(5)(b) of the Environmental Information Regulations. The Commissioner’s decision is that Council has correctly applied regulation 12(5)(b). The Commissioner does not require the public authority to take any steps.