The complainant has requested correspondence about emissions performance standards between the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and various third parties, including two government departments, a non-departmental government agency and a number of energy companies. DECC disclosed some information but withheld the remainder under regulations covering internal communications (regulation 12(4)(e)), unfinished documents (regulation 12(4)(d)) and unfair disclosure of personal data (regulation 13). It upheld its position at internal review. The Commissioner’s decision is that DECC conducted adequate searches for the information described in the requests and is entitled to rely on regulation 12(4)(e) and regulation 13. No steps are required.
Section of Act/EIR and Finding: EIR 12.4.e – Complaint Not upheld, EIR 13 – Complaint Not upheld
 UKICO FER0468055
England and Wales
Updated: 06 December 2021; Ref: scu.528063