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Decision Summary

  • Case Ref: FS50107458
  • Date: 21 May 2007
  • Public Authority: National Gallery
  • Summary: The complainant requested correspondence between the owner of the painting and the National Gallery relating to a specific painting. The Gallery disclosed some information relating to correspondence between the Gallery and Heritage Lottery fund but withheld the remainder of the information under section 43. The Commissioner investigated the application of section 43 and finds that the exemption is engaged and that in all circumstances of the case the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosure. The Commissioner requires no steps to be taken by the public authority.
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