Caerphilly County Borough Council
12 July 2016, Local government (Borough council)
The complainant has requested various items of information in three separate requests but all in respect of an on-going Council investigation, of which she was the focus. The Council provided some information, confirmed that it did not hold information in respect of some items of her request and withheld the remaining items by virtue of section 40(1) and section 40(2) of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that Caerphilly County Borough Council has complied with its obligations under section 1(1) of the FOIA and that it has correctly relied on section 40(1) and 40(2) to the withheld information. However, due to delays in providing its initial response or some limited information the Council has breached sections 10(1) and 17(1) of the FOIA. The Commissioner does not require the public authority to take any steps.
Not upheldFOI 10: