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Decision Summary

  • Case Ref: FS50130293
  • Date: 10 June 2009
  • Public Authority: Office of Government Commerce
  • Summary: The complainant requested the traffic light status (RAG), project titles and recommendations of gateway reviews carried out in the previous year by a number of government departments. The Office of Government Commerce (OGC) disclosed all but one of the project titles and gateway numbers of the current projects. The OGC refused to disclose the name of one project, its RAG status and recommendations under section 23(1), 33(1)(b) and 35(1)(a) of the Act. The OGC also refused to disclose the RAG status and recommendations of the other projects under section 33 and 35. The Commissioner has investigated and found that all the exemptions are engaged. However, he also finds that in relation to section 33 and 35 the public interest in maintaining the exemptions does not outweigh the public interest in disclosure. The OGC must disclose the information withheld under sections 33 and 35 within 35 calendar days of this notice. The Commissioner has also concluded that in failing to make available to the complainant information to which he is entitled the OGC has breached sections 1(1)(b) and 10(1) of the Act.
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