ICO The complainant requested information relating to advice from officials to the Minister regarding library closures. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) refused to disclose the requested information citing section 35 (formulation of government policy). The Commissioner’s decision is that DMCS correctly applied section 35(1)(a) to withhold the requested information in this case. He requires no steps to be taken.
Section of Act/EIR and Finding: FOI 35 – Complaint Not upheld
 UKICO FS50468482
Updated: 06 December 2021; Ref: scu.527940