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Decision Summary

  • Case Ref: FS50155332
  • Date: 17 March 2008
  • Public Authority: HM Treasury
  • Summary: The complainant asked the public authority for all information which it held concerning the resignation of Sir David Varney from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), including the background to it, and similar information regarding his appointment as the Chancellor’s adviser on Transformational Government. The Treasury’s response was that details of the resignation and appointment had been set out in a publicly available press notice and written response to Parliamentary Questions, and that it held no other relevant information. The Commissioner decided that there was no evidence that any additional information was held by the public authority and that accordingly there had been no breach of section 1 of the Act.
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