Department of Health (Decision Notice): ICO 27 Nov 2006

ICO The complainant requested a copy of a report into the National Health Service University, known as the Wells Report, which was withheld under section 33 (audit functions). The department also cited sections 35 (formulation of government policy), 40 (personal information), and 41 (information provided in confidence). The Commissioner has decided that these exemptions have been incorrectly applied, and ordered that the report be released within 35 days. The department also failed to respond to the request within the twenty working day time limit.
Section of Act/EIR and Finding: FOI 33 – Complaint Upheld, FOI 35 – Complaint Upheld, FOI 40 – Complaint Upheld, FOI 41 – Complaint Upheld, FOI 10 – Complaint Upheld

[2006] UKICO FS50070878
Freedom of Information Act 2000
England and Wales


Updated: 16 December 2021; Ref: scu.533598