British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection v Home Office and Another: CA 30 Jul 2008

The union sought disclosure of information supplied to the respondent when the applicant applied for licences to carry out animal experiments.
Held: The information had been supplied in confidence. The test was a subjective one as to the state of mind of the information provider, and not a test under the strict law of confidentiality. The 1986 Act under which the information had been provided for such confidence.
Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, LCJ, Lord Justice Carnwath and Lady Justice Hallett
[2008] EWCA Civ 870, Times 05-Aug-2008, [2009] 1 WLR 636, [2009] 1 All ER 44
Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986, Freedom of Information Act 2000
England and Wales
Appeal fromSecretary of State for the Home Office v British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection and Another QBD 25-Apr-2008
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