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Decision Summary

  • Case Ref: FS50075607
  • Date: 31 July 2006
  • Public Authority: Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Summary: The complainant requested information relating to clinical drugs trials from Veterinary Medicines Directorate, an executive agency of Defra. The information was refused, initially without any exemptions being cited, but later the public authority cited s.43 (commercial interests), s.41 (information provided in confidence), and claimed that the cost limit would be exceeded. The Commissioner’s decision in this matter is that the public authority has dealt with the complainant’s request in accordance with Part I of the Act except that it has failed to comply fully with its obligations under section 16 and 17. The Information Tribunal has ruled on this appeal and has dismissed the appeal.
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