The complainant has requested information from the Cabinet Office regarding the Iraq Inquiry. The Cabinet Office stated that it does not hold any further information to that previously provided to the complainant. In addition it subsequently relied on section 21 (information reasonably accessible to the applicant) since it had provided the complainant with the relevant information it held. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Cabinet Office is entitled to rely on section 21 regarding the information held falling within the scope of the request. She also finds that, on the balance of probabilities, no further information is held. The Commissioner finds that the Cabinet Office breached section 10(1) by not complying with section 1(1)(a) within the statutory timeframe. She also finds that the Cabinet Office breached section 17(1) as it did not inform the complainant that it was relying on section 21.
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