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Decision Summary

  • Case Ref: FS50086919
  • Date: 31 October 2006
  • Public Authority: Department for Constitutional Affairs
  • Summary: The complainant submitted a request to the public authority for the number of claims allocated to individual Queen's Bench Masters and the number of claims struck out by individual Queen's Bench Masters for the years 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004. The public authority advised the complainant that the statistical information requested had not previously been compiled and was not therefore held by the public authority. Having considered the information available the Commissioner is satisfied that the information requested by the complainant is not held by the public authority. Although the information could be extracted from existing court files the Act p[laces no obligation on a public authority to create new information in response to a request. The Information Tribunal has ruled on this decision and has partially upheld this appeal.
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