Cabinet Office (Decision Notice): ICO 19 Feb 2013

ICO The complainant has requested information relating to Christopher Monckton’s period of employment as a special advisor at No. 10 Downing Street during Margaret Thatcher’s premiership. He focussed on personnel information and excluded information relating to his daily work. The Cabinet Office refused to provide it citing section 40 (personal data exemption) as its basis for doing so and upheld this position at internal review. During the course of the Commissioner’s investigation it made a further disclosure but withheld the remainder under section 40(2). The Commissioner’s decision is that the Cabinet Office is entitled to rely on section 40(2) in relation to the requested information that remains withheld. No steps are required.
Section of Act/EIR and Finding: FOI 40 – Complaint Not upheld

[2013] UKICO FS50464297
England and Wales


Updated: 06 December 2021; Ref: scu.527923