The complainant requested information about the costs incurred by the Crown Prosecution Service in relation to a specified set of proceedings. The Crown Prosecution Service neither confirmed nor denied whether it held the requested information, citing the exemption at section 40(5) FOIA (personal information). The Commissioner decided that all the information that had been requested would, if held, be the complainant’s own personal data. She therefore found that the Crown Prosecution Service was not obliged to supply any information under FOIA as any information it held falling within the scope of the request would attract the absolute exemption at Section 40(1) FOIA. Accordingly the Commissioner did not require the Crown Prosecution Service to take any steps.
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