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Decision Summary

  • Case Ref: FS50219758
  • Date: 23 February 2010
  • Public Authority: Home Office
  • Summary: The complainant requested information relating to the proscription of the Baluchistan Liberation Army. The Home Office refused the request citing sections 23 (information supplied by, or relating to, bodies dealing with security matter), 27 (international relations), 35 (formulation of government policy) and 42 (legal professional privilege). During the course of the Commissioner’s investigation, the Home Office additionally cited section 24 (national security). The Commissioner finds that some information was incorrectly withheld under section 27 and 35 and orders its disclosure. He also finds the public authority in breach of sections 1(1)(a) and (b), 10(1), 17(1) and 17(1)(b) and (c).
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