The complainant made a request to the Insolvency Service (the ‘Service’) for information relating to bankruptcies. Owing to the context and history of the request, the Service determined that it should be deemed vexatious for the purposes of section 14(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The Commissioner has investigated and has found that the Service was entitled to rely on section 14(1). The Service is therefore not required to take any steps in this matter.
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.