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Decision Summary

  • Case Ref: FS50198733
  • Date: 8 February 2010
  • Public Authority: Home Office
  • Summary: The complainant requested copies of all Authorisations for the power to stop and search issued under the Terrorism Act 2000. During the investigation, the request was refined as being for certain information contained within those Authorisations. The public authority refused to release any information citing the exemptions at section 23 (Information supplied by or relating to, bodies dealing with security matters), section 24 (National security) and section 31 (Law enforcement). The complainant did not contest any information withheld by virtue of section 23. The Commissioner’s decision is that the exemption at section 24(1) is engaged and that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosure. He finds that this exemption applies to all the remaining information sought by the complainant so the exemption at section 31 has not been further considered.
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