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Decision Summary

  • Case Ref: FS50142898
  • Date: 30 November 2009
  • Public Authority: Lancashire Police
  • Summary: The complainant wrote to the public authority in July 2006 seeking information regarding two police Operations. The public authority stated that section 30(1) applied. In the course of the Commissioner’s investigation the public authority stated that it wished to rely upon section 12 of the Act, which applies when the costs of responding to a request exceeds the ‘appropriate limit’. The Commissioner agrees that section 12(1) can be applied in this case. However, he does find procedural breaches of sections 16(1), 17(1), 17(1)(b), 17(5), 17(7)(a) and 17(7)(b). He requires no remedial steps in this case.
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