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Decision Summary

  • Case Ref: FS50079476
  • Date: 13 December 2005
  • Public Authority: Swindon Borough Council
  • Summary: The complaint requested the minutes of meetings held by working groups set up as part of the sub-regional study for Swindon. The Council did not respond within 20 working days and when they did respond stated that the specified information could not be supplied because "it would not be in the public interest and would be prejudicial to public administration." The Commissioner informed the Council that this response did not fulfil the criteria for refusal notices set out in section 17 of the Act. Following the Commissioner's intervention, the Council issued a response to the complainant which complied with section 17 of the Act.
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