The complainant requested information about communications between the Prince of Wales and senior members of the Prison Service regarding Dartmoor Prison. The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) refused to confirm or deny whether it held any information on the basis of section 37(2) by virtue of section 37(1)(aa) (communications with the heir to the Throne). To the extent that any of the requested information, if held, would be environmental information, the MoJ refused to confirm or deny whether it held such information on the basis of regulation 13(5)(a) (personal data) of the EIR. The Commissioner’s decision is that the MoJ was entitled to rely on section 37(2) and regulation 13(5)(a). The Commissioner requires no steps to be taken as a result of this decision.
EIR 13(5): Complaint not upheld FOI 37: Complaint not upheld
 UKICO IC-66214
England and Wales
Updated: 03 August 2022; Ref: scu.659779