The complainant requested a variety of information relating to annual accounts. Tintagel Parish Council provided some information but also refused the request as vexatious. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Parish Council has not demonstrated that the request was vexatious and is thus not entitled to rely on section 14(1) of the FOIA to refuse the request. She also considers that the Parish Council’s refusal notice did not comply with section 17 of the FOIA. The Commissioner requires the Parish Council to take the following steps to ensure compliance with the legislation: issue a fresh response, under the FOIA, to the request that does not rely on section 14(1).
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