The complainant has submitted a request to the Department for International Development (DFID) for information about its decision to suspend payments to Development Aid People to People Malawi. DFID refused to answer the request on the basis of section 12(1) of FOIA because it estimated that fulfilling the request would exceed the appropriate cost limit. The Commissioner has concluded that DFID is entitled to rely on section 12(1) to refuse this request. She has also concluded that DFID complied with its obligations under section 16(1) of FOIA by providing the complainant with advice and assistance to allow him to submit a revised request.
FOI 12: Not upheld FOI 16: Not upheld
 UKICO FS50686269
England and Wales
Updated: 03 August 2022; Ref: scu.602390