The complainant requested a copy of the D return submitted in the liquidation of Hemmingways Worldwide Touring Holidays Ltd. The Service refused the request, citing section 40(2)(a) and (b) of the Freedom of Information Act on the grounds that the report contained personal details of a third party. The Information Commissioner investigated and decided that The Service was correct to withhold the information.
Complaints made against The Insolvency Service for possible breaches of the Freedom of Information Act are reviewed by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The ICO investigate the complaint and issue a decision notice containing the Information Commissioner’s view on whether the complaint is merited. This decision notice may contain instructions which The Insolvency Service must follow.