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Decision Summary

  • Case Ref: FER0137609
  • Date: 10 December 2009
  • Public Authority: Veterinary Medicines Directorate
  • Summary: The complainant, on 14 October 2005, requested from the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (“the VMD”) copies of the Environmental Risk Assessments carried out by the VMD as part of the marketing authorisation process for cypermethrin sheep dips. The Commissioner is satisfied that the information which was withheld from disclosure by the VMD relates to information on emissions. The Commissioner’s decision is that VMD was not entitled to refuse to provide the withheld information on the basis that it was exempt under regulations 12(5)(e), 12(5)(c) and 12(4)(e) of the EIR. The Commissioner is satisfied that some of the withheld information was exempt under regulation 13 of the EIR but that other information was wrongly withheld under this exemption. Note: In this case the complainant has specifically requested their name and address be published; our usual practice is to redact this information.This decision notice is currently under appeal to the Information Tribunal.
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