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Decision Summary

  • Case Ref: FS50224234
  • Date: 24 August 2009
  • Public Authority: Brighton and Hove City Council
  • Summary: The complainant requested a copy of the receipt of purchase for the bath and washbasin installed in his Council property, at the beginning of his tenancy. The complainant also requested the address of the supplier of the above, the name of the contractor who installed the items and information on the state of the bath before installation. The Council responded and provided information regarding the contractor and referred the complainant to the contractor for further information. Following the intervention of the ICO the Council pursued the contractor to provide the information held on its behalf. The Commissioner is satisfied that the information was not held at the time of the request by the Council or by the council’s contractor on its behalf. The Commissioner found the public authority’s handling of the request resulted in procedural breaches of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
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