The complainant requested information relating to the abolition of the Assets Recovery Agency. The public authority refused to provide this information citing exemptions at section 23 (Security bodies), section 35 (Formulation/Development of Government policy) and section 21 (Reasonably accessible to the requester). It upheld this position on internal review. The Commissioner has decided that the withheld information is exempt under section 23 of the Act. However, he has identified a number of procedural shortcomings in the way the public authority handled this request.
Section of Act/EIR and Finding: FOI 10 – Complaint Upheld, FOI 23 – Complaint Not upheld
References:  UKICO FS50324433
Jurisdiction: England and Wales
Last Update: 16 November 2020; Ref: scu.530748 br>