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Decision Summary

  • Case Ref: FS50154484
  • Date: 3 September 2007
  • Public Authority: Department for Regional Development for Northern Ireland
  • Summary: The complainant in this instance made a request to the Department for Regional Development for Northern Ireland (“DRD”) on 1 January 2007 for a) copies of statistics for the last 10 years regarding problems with annual reports and b) copies of strategies developed for clearing backlogs of annual reports and for preventing their recurrence (“the request”). The complainant had made numerous previous requests relating to the same theme since the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“the Act”) came into force on 1 January 2005. The DRD replied to the complainant’s request on 29 January 2007 stating that in light of the previous requests the DRD considered the request to be vexatious and was therefore applying section 14(1) of the Act to the request.
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