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Decision Summary

  • Case Ref: FS50097810
  • Date: 30 July 2007
  • Public Authority: Department for Culture, Media and Sport
  • Summary: The complainant made several requests to the public authority for information relating to ‘listed events’, ie major sporting events subject to special rules on broadcasting coverage. The public authority provided some of the information but withheld other elements, citing the exemptions contained in section 35(1)(a) and (b) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (‘the Act’). The Commissioner decided that the public interest in maintaining the exemption did not outweigh the public interest in disclosure, and therefore ordered the DCMS to disclose the withheld information. This decision notice is currently under appeal to the Information Tribunal.
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