The complainant requested information from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), including information from a named Judge’s personal file. The MoJ confirmed it held the requested information but refused to provide it, citing section 40(2) (personal information) of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that the MoJ was entitled to rely on section 40(2) to withhold the requested information. However, she finds that the MoJ failed to respond to the request within 20 working days and therefore breached section 10(1) (time for compliance with request) of the FOIA. The Commissioner requires no steps to be taken as a result of this decision.
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