Attorney Generals Office (Central Government): ICO 30 Aug 2016

ICO The complainant submitted a request to the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) for a copy of the legal advice referred to in the Prime Minister’s announcement that a Royal Air Force remotely piloted aircraft had killed three people near Raqqa in Syria. The AGO’s sought to withhold the requested information on the basis of the exemptions contained at the following sections of FOIA: 23(1) (security bodies), 26(1) (defence), 27(1) (international relations), 35(1)(c) (Law Officers’ advice), 40(2) (personal data) and 42(1) (legal professional privilege). The Commissioner has concluded the withheld information is exempt from disclosure on the basis of section 23(1) of FOIA.
FOI 23: Not upheld

[2016] UKICO FS50607231
England and Wales


Updated: 22 January 2022; Ref: scu.569086