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Decision Summary

  • Case Ref: FS50193947
  • Date: 30 September 2009
  • Public Authority: London Borough of Bexley
  • Summary: The complainant requested information concerning the appointment of an independent member of a Social Services Review Panel. The public authority provided some information and refused other material on the basis of the exemption in section 40(2) of the Act. The complainant subsequently made repeated requests for the same and similar information on 11 January 2008. The complainant then complained to the Commissioner that he had not had a response to the January 2008 requests. The Commissioner has concluded that the public authority was correct to deem the requests of 11 January 2008 vexatious and that, by virtue of section 17(6) of the Act, it was not obliged to issue the complainant with a refusal notice explaining that fact. This is because it had previously issued a notice under section 17(5) in relation to similar requests regarding the same topic.
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