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Decision Summary

  • Case Ref: FS50202556
  • Date: 14 October 2009
  • Public Authority: General Medical Council
  • Summary: The complainant made a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the “Act”) to the General Medical Council (the “GMC”) for information as to which individual or committee of individuals within the GMC took the initial decisions to bring two referenced cases against a named doctor. The GMC refused the complainant’s request as it stated that the information was exempt from disclosure by virtue of section 40(2) of the Act. The Commissioner considers that the GMC correctly applied the section 40(2) exemption to withhold the requested information.
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