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Decision Summary

  • Case Ref: FS50082845
  • Date: 27 April 2006
  • Public Authority: City and County of Swansea
  • Summary: The complainant requested two reports compiled by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents into public safety at Swansea Marina. The Council confirmed that one such report was held but was exempt from disclosure under the exemptions at sections 31(1)(c) (prejudice to the administration of justice) and evidence submitted to a Coroner's inquest its release at the same time of the request would be likely to prejudice that inquest, but the report would subsequently be released. The Council acknowledged a public interest in disclosure, but concluded that the public interest in allowing the inquest to proceed without prejudice outweighed that in favour of disclosure. The Commissioner's decision is that, at the time that the request was made, the Council applied the Act correctly in withholding the report by virtue of the exemption at section 31 of the Act.
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