The complainant requested information from the public authority about its dealings with a named company. The public authority refused to disclose relying upon section 44 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. As this is an absolute exemption the public authority did not have to consider the public interest. The Commissioner has considered the exempt information in question and is satisfied that the public authority has applied section 44 correctly.
FOI 44: Not upheld
 UKICO FS50082765
England and Wales
Updated: 01 February 2022; Ref: scu.532837