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Decision Summary

  • Case Ref: FS50115412
  • Date: 14 September 2009
  • Public Authority: Northern Ireland Office
  • Summary: The complainant requested information relating to the decision to disband the three Home Service battalions of the Royal Irish Regiment. The Northern Ireland Office (the NIO) refused the request in reliance on the exemptions under sections 21, 35 and 36 of the Act. During the Commissioner’s investigation the NIO also sought to rely on the exemptions under section 26 and section 38 and section 40 of the Act, although it later withdrew reliance on section 26. Following the Commissioner’s intervention, the NIO released most of the requested information to the complainant. This decision notice is currently under appeal to the Information Tribunal.
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