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Decision Summary

  • Case Ref: FS50160904
  • Date: 31 March 2009
  • Public Authority: King's College London
  • Summary: The complainant requested information held by several Universities, including King’s College London (the “public authority”) in relation to research it may have undertaken or be undertaking with primates. This included numbers and species of primates used in previous returns already provided to the Home Office along with a summary of any current research and the species being used. The public authority originally cited that the information was exempt by virtue of the exemptions at sections 22, 38 and 43 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (‘the Act’). This was later varied to sections 38(1) and 43(2). The Commissioner finds that neither exemption is engaged and the complaint is therefore upheld. He further finds that the public authority breached sections 1(1)(b), 10(1), 17(1)(b) and 17(3)(b).
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