Department of Health (Decision Notice): ICO 26 Mar 2013

ICO The complainant made a request for ministerial diaries. The Department of Health (DoH) provided the complainant with some of the requested information, but made significant redactions under sections 21, 23, 24, 27, 35(1)(a) and (d), 36, 38, 40(2), 41 and 44. The Commissioner’s decision is that the DoH has correctly applied section 23 and section 40(2) where relied upon to make the relevant redactions. However the Commissioner considers that the DoH incorrectly applied the other exemptions. The Commissioner requires the public authority to disclose or issue a valid refusal notice in respect of the information which the DoH has marked as out of scope of the request. Disclose the withheld information apart from that redacted under section 40(2) and section 23 FOIA. This decision notice is currently under appeal to the Information Tribunal.
Section of Act/EIR and Finding: FOI 21 – Complaint Upheld, FOI 23 – Complaint Not upheld, FOI 24 – Complaint Upheld, FOI 27 – Complaint Upheld, FOI 35 – Complaint Upheld, FOI 36 – Complaint Upheld, FOI 38 – Complaint Upheld, FOI 40 – Complaint Not upheld, FOI 41 – Complaint Upheld, FOI 44 – Complaint Upheld

[2013] UKICO FS50406024
Freedom of Information Act 2000
England and Wales


Updated: 06 December 2021; Ref: scu.528065