The complainant submitted a request to the Department for International Development (DFID) for information about Adam Smith International. DFID confirmed that it held information falling within the scope of the request but explained that it needed additional time to consider the balance of the public interest test. To date, DFID has failed to complete its public interest test deliberations. By failing to complete these deliberations within a reasonable timeframe the Commissioner has concluded that DFID has breached section 17(3) of FOIA.
FOI 17: Upheld
 UKICO FS50692999
England and Wales
Updated: 03 August 2022; Ref: scu.602172