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Decision Summary

  • Case Ref: FS50178908
  • Date: 16 March 2009
  • Public Authority: Epsom and St. Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Summary: The complainant requested information relating to the departure and appointment of certain members of staff. The public authority declined to disclose the requested information, initially citing the exemptions at section 40(2) and section 41. Subsequently, the public authority withdrew section 41 and applied section 36(2)(b) or (c) instead. The Commissioner found that the public authority had appropriately applied section 40(2) and that it complied with section 1(1)(a) of the Act. However, he found the Trust in breach of sections 10(1) and 17(1)(a), (b) and (c) as it did not respond to the complainant within 20 working days or explain which exemption it was relying upon and why.
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