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Decision Summary

  • Case Ref: FER0096804
  • Date: 6 September 2006
  • Public Authority: Export Credits Guarantee Department
  • Summary: The complainant requested environmental information from the ECGD relating to governmental communications concerning the Sikhalin LNG project. The ECGD withheld the information, relying on regulation 12(4)(e) of the Environmental Information Regulations. The Commissioner accepts that the information is environmental information and also that it falls within regulation 12(4)(e) as it is “internal communications”. The Commissioner’s decision is that the public interest lies in withholding the information. The Information Tribunal has ruled on this decision and has upheld the appeal.
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