Department for International Development (Decision Notice): ICO 24 Mar 2011

The complainant submitted a request to the Department for International Development (DFID) which asked for 50 specific documents which he identified by both their title and reference number on DFID’s electronic document records management system. DFID withheld 40 documents in their entirety; disclosed 8 documents in a redacted format and explained that the remaining 2 documents were in fact duplicates of other documents. DFID relied on the exemptions contained at sections 27(1)(a) to (d); 35(1)(a); 38(1)(a) and (b); 40(2) and 43(2) of the Act to withhold the information not provided to the complainant. The Commissioner has reviewed the information that has been withheld and is satisfied that sections 27(1)(a) to (d) and section 40(2) provide a basis to withhold this information.
Section of Act/EIR and Finding: FOI 27 – Complaint Not upheld, FOI 40 – Complaint Not upheld


[2011] UKICO FS50312175




England and Wales


Updated: 06 August 2022; Ref: scu.530310