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Decision Summary

  • Case Ref: FS50205235
  • Date: 17 March 2009
  • Public Authority: National Offender Management Service
  • Summary: The complainant requested information from the public authority which consisted of all files and documents held by the Home Office, Merseyside Probation Service and Liverpool Offending Services in connection with the death of his son. The public authority repeatedly extended the deadline for its response. After a delay of five months, in response to a letter of complaint, the public authority explained that the delay in responding to the request was due to the sensitive nature of the information and the need to collate the material from a number of different departments. The Commissioner has found that, in not responding, the public authority has breached section 10 of the Act. The Commissioner requires the public authority to either provide the information or issue a valid refusal notice that complies with section 17 of the Act within 35 days of the date of this notice.
  • View PDF of Decision Notice: [1]