EIR 12(5)(a)

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EIR 12(5)(a) international relations, defence, national security or public safety

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What the law says

(5) For the purposes of paragraph (1)(a), a public authority may refuse to disclose information to the extent that its disclosure would adversely affect—
(a)international relations, defence, national security or public safety;

Source: SI 2004/3391

Official guidance

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ICO Lines To Take

Relevant Lines to Take
  • LTT135 - Confidentiality and information "obtained from" under s27(2) - 11/10/2008
  • LTT136 - Nature of prejudice to international relations under s27(1) (and potentially applicable to Regulation 12(5)(a)) - 11/10/2008
  • LTT134 - Realistic expectation of confidentiality under s27(2) and (3) - 11/10/2008
  • LTT33 - Duty to confirm or deny in the EIR - 16/02/2007


ICO Decision Notices

Complaints upheld / partly upheld (P) Complaints not upheld
  • FER0176570(P) - Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council - 22/10/2009
  • FS50148602(P) - Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs - 01/04/2009
  • FER0145666 - Export Credits Guarantee Department - 28/07/2008
  • FER0072933 - Ofcom - 11/09/2006
  • FER0069925 - Plymouth City Council - 02/03/2006
  • FER0219897 - Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs - 20/10/2009
  • FER0162453 - Cabinet Office - 15/12/2008
  • FS50117924 - UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) - 09/04/2008
  • FER0172420 - Health and Safety Executive - 27/03/2008

Includes DNs up to: 26 April 2010



Environmental Information Regulations 2004
Exceptions
12(3) 12(4)(a) 12(4)(b) 12(4)(c) 12(4)(d) 12(4)(e) 12(5)(a) 12(5)(b) 12(5)(c) 12(5)(d) 12(5)(e) 12(5)(f) 12(5)(g)