The complainant requested evidence, provided by the Department of Health Northern Ireland (DoH), about the wearing of face coverings on public transport. The Commissioner’s decision is that the DoH failed to issue a response to the request that complies with the requirements of section 1(1) of FOIA. In addition, the DoH breached section 10(1) of FOIA by failing to respond to the request within the required timeframe. The Commissioner requires the DoH to take the following step to ensure compliance with the legislation: issue a fresh response in accordance with its obligations under FOIA.
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