ICO The complainant requested information relating to Authorisations for stop and search powers under section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000. The public authority withheld the information on the basis of the exemption at section 24(1), and further decided that, in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interest in disclosure. The Commissioner upheld the public authority’s decision to withhold the information on the basis of section 24(1). He however found the public authority in procedural breach of the Act.
Section of Act/EIR and Finding: FOI 17 – Complaint Upheld, FOI 24 – Complaint Not upheld
 UKICO FS50374879
England and Wales
Updated: 22 June 2021; Ref: scu.530659