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Decision Summary

  • Case Ref: FS50130130
  • Date: 14 January 2008
  • Public Authority: Mersey Care NHS Trust
  • Summary: The complainant requested copies of five critical incident Reports from the Trust. Each of the reports referred to is the final report of an internal inquiry carried out by the Trust following a murder involving one of its patients. The public authority declined to provide the information on the basis of the exemptions contained in sections 40(3)(a), 41 and 36(2)(c) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). After considering the case the Commissioner upheld the Public Authority’s decision to withhold the information under section 40(3)(a) of the FOIA. The Commissioner has therefore not considered the other exemptions cited by the public authority. The Commissioner does not require the public authority to take any further steps in relation to the complainant’s request.
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