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Decision Summary

  • Case Ref: FS50086086
  • Date: 22 January 2007
  • Public Authority: Valuation Office Agency
  • Summary: The complainant requested information held by the Valuation Office Agency about the legal basis and advice provided by the Treasury Solicitor regarding Forms of Return. The public authority confirmed that it held the requested information but was withholding it under section 42 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (section 42) claiming legal professional privilege and that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interest in disclosing the information. The Commissioner has considered the legal advice in question and is satisfied that the public authority has applied section 42 correctly.
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