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Decision Summary

  • Case Ref: FS50199187
  • Date: 8 December 2008
  • Public Authority: British Museum
  • Summary: The complainant asked the British Museum for information relating to its dealings with the artists Banksy and Damien Hirst. The Museum provided a copy of one email, but said that it did not hold any other information which fell within the scope of the complainant’s request. The Commissioner decided that no additional information was held by the Museum and that, accordingly, it had discharged its general obligations under section 1 of the Act. However, the Commissioner also found that the Museum had contravened the requirements of sections 1(1)(a) and 10 (1) of the Act in failing to respond to the information requests within 20 working days. Information Tribunal appeal EA/2008/0094 part allowed.
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