Department for Work and Pensions v The Information Commissioner and Another: CA 27 Jul 2016

The applicant sought disclosure of certain organisations who had provided placements for those seeking work. They said that in the past disclosure had led to adverse publicity for those organisations, and refused disclosure under the department’s commercial interests and those of the organisations involved. The Department now appealed from a decision that the qualified exemption had not been established.


Lord Dyson MR, Lloyd Jones LJ, Sir Stephen Richards


[2016] EWCA Civ 758, [2016] WLR(D) 425


Bailii, WLRD


Freedom of Information Act 2000 43(2) 36(2)(c)


England and Wales


CitedLord, Regina (on the Application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department Admn 1-Sep-2003
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CitedJohn Connor Press Associates Ltd v The Information Commissioner IT 24-Jan-2006
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CitedYeboah v Crofton CA 31-May-2002
The industrial tribunal had made a finding of direct race discrimination. The Employment Appeal Tribunal found the decision perverse, and ordered a rehearing. The applicant appealed that order.
Held: The EAT must be careful not to take . .
CitedKigen and Another, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for The Home Department CA 11-Dec-2015
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CitedDepartment for Work and Pensions v Information Commissioner and FZ UTAA 15-Jul-2014
UTAA Information Rights : Freedom of Information – Qualified Exemptions . .
CitedUniversity of Central Lancashire v Information Commissioner FTTGRC 8-Dec-2009
This appeal raises general and specific questions as to the commercial interest in course material created within a university, the impact on the university of its disclosure and, if the asserted exemptions to disclosure are engaged, the strength of . .
CitedBritish Broadcasting Corporation v Sugar and Another Admn 2-Oct-2009
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Updated: 13 October 2022; Ref: scu.567673