FOIA Section 33 Exemption

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What the law says

33 Audit functions

(1) This section applies to any public authority which has functions in relation to—
(a) the audit of the accounts of other public authorities, or
(b) the examination of the economy, efficiency and effectiveness with which other public authorities use their resources in discharging their functions.
(2) Information held by a public authority to which this section applies is exempt information if its disclosure would, or would be likely to, prejudice the exercise of any of the authority’s functions in relation to any of the matters referred to in subsection (1).
(3) The duty to confirm or deny does not arise in relation to a public authority to which this section applies if, or to the extent that, compliance with section 1(1)(a) would, or would be likely to, prejudice the exercise of any of the authority’s functions in relation to any of the matters referred to in subsection (1).

ICO Lines To Take

Relevant Lines to Take
  • LTT173 - Impact of disclosure under FOIA on the voluntary supply of information to regulatory bodies - 04/09/2010
  • LTT155 - Gateway Reviews are an audit function - 28/05/2009
  • LTT13 - Prejudice test - 05/01/2009


Information Commissioner Decision Notices

Complaints upheld / partly upheld (P) Complaints not upheld
  • FS50198232(P) - National Audit Office - 11/02/2010
  • FS50130293 - Office of Government Commerce - 10/06/2009
  • FS50123184 - Office for Standards in Education - 24/09/2008
  • FS50111129 - Office of Government Commerce - 13/06/2007
  • FS50095679 - Office of Government Commerce - 28/02/2007
  • FS50115610(P) - Monitor - 12/12/2006
  • FS50070878 - Department of Health - 27/11/2006
  • FS50132936 - Office of Government Commerce - 05/10/2006
  • FS50070196 - Office of Government Commerce - 31/07/2006
  • FS50083104 - HM Treasury - 31/07/2006

None

Includes DNs up to: 26 April 2010



Freedom of Information Act 2000
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