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Decision Summary

  • Case Ref: FS50194694
  • Date: 3 August 2009
  • Public Authority: Crown Prosecution Service
  • Summary: The complainant engaged in a lengthy correspondence with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) from February 2005 to September 2007 as part of a complaint he was pursuing. The correspondence contained a large number of requests, made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act), to which the CPS provided a variety of responses. The complainant continued to correspond with the CPS which then refused to answer his requests, declaring them vexatious and/or repeated under section 14(1) and section 14(2) of the Act. The complainant then made a further series of requests for information, and the CPS restated its position that his requests were vexatious. The Commissioner finds that some of the requests made by the complainant fall outside the scope of the Act and, in those cases where the Act applies, that the CPS is correct in its application of section 14(1) of the Act.
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