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Decision Summary

  • Case Ref: FS50176919
  • Date: 17 December 2007
  • Public Authority: Assembly Ombudsman for Northern Ireland
  • Summary: The complainant wrote to the Assembly Ombudsman for Northern Ireland (the ‘Assembly Ombudsman’) to request copies of correspondence between that office and the Northern Ireland Water Service in relation to water meters and water wastage. The Assembly Ombudsman claimed that the information it held was exempt under section 44 of the Act which provides for an exemption where disclosure is prohibited under any other enactment. The relevant statutory prohibition is the Ombudsman (Northern Ireland) Order 1996. The Information Commissioner has considered the complaint and has found that the information was exempt and that the Assembly Ombudsman applied section 44 of the Act correctly.
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