ICO The complainant gave the name and address of an individual and requested information relating to whether that individual was a Magistrate. The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) refused to confirm or deny whether it held any information falling within the scope of this request and cited the exemption provided by section 40(5) (personal information) of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that the MoJ cited section 40(5) correctly so it was not obliged to confirm or deny whether it held this information.
FOI 40: Not upheld
 UKICO FS50631241
England and Wales
Updated: 21 January 2022; Ref: scu.568534