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Decision Summary

  • Case Ref: FS50065750
  • Date: 24 November 2005
  • Public Authority: Department for Work and Pensions
  • Summary: The complainant made a number of requests for information from the Child Support Agency (CSA) - part of the Department of Work and Pensions - on three separate dates. The complainant alleged that the CSA failed to provide him with all the information requested and that the information was not provided within 20 working days. The Commissioner has decided that two of these requests were in fact requests for his own personal data and therefore exempt under section 40(1) of the Act. A request was also made for a copy of the CSA's publication scheme which the Commissioner has decided is accessible by other means and therefore exempt under section 21 of the Act. The Commissioner also considers that one of the questions was not a valid FOI request. However, the CSA did fail to respond to one of the complainant's requests within 20 working days.
  • View PDF of Decision Notice: [1]