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Decision Summary

  • Case Ref: FS50102198
  • Date: 8 January 2008
  • Public Authority: Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Summary: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) refused to allow the complainant access to information dating from 1973 to 1975 which related to the legal action by Mr Geoffrey Edwards against the General Electric Company/ Allied Electrical Industries concerning a contract with Saudi Arabia for an air defence system. In refusing the request, FCO relied upon the international relations exemption in section 27 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act). The Commissioner decided that in refusing the request, FCO had dealt with it in accordance with part I of the Act. Information Tribunal appeal (EA/2008/0009) has been withdrawn.
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