Home Office (Decision Notice): ICO 9 Aug 2011

The complainant asked the UK Border Agency to provide information relating to comprehensive sickness insurance of EEA nationals. The public provided some information but withheld the remainder using the exemptions in sections 35(1)(a), 40(2) and 42(1) of the Freedom of Information Act. The Commissioner’s decision is that the information was properly withheld by reference to section 35(1) and the complaint is not upheld. The public authority’s handling of the request also resulted in breaches of certain procedural requirements of the Act as identified in this Notice. Information Tribunal appeal EA/2011/0203 allowed.
Section of Act/EIR and Finding: FOI 10 – Complaint Upheld, FOI 17 – Complaint Upheld, FOI 35 – Complaint Not upheld
References: [2011] UKICO FS50377314
Links: Bailii
Jurisdiction: England and Wales

Last Update: 16 November 2020; Ref: scu.530751