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Decision Summary

  • Case Ref: FS50227055
  • Date: 11 March 2010
  • Public Authority: Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs
  • Summary: The complainant asked for information concerning HMRC’s Regional Review Programme, specifically in relation to the potential annual savings relating to the closure of the Custom House Greenock. HMRC refused to disclose this information, citing the exemption under section 43 of the Act. The Commissioner found that the exemption was engaged and that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interest in disclosing the information. The Commissioner therefore found that HMRC had acted correctly in withholding the information. However, the Commissioner decided that HMRC breached section 10(1) by failing to confirm within 20 working days that it held the information requested and failed to comply with its duty to issue the refusal notice within the time limit set out in section 10(1), which constitutes a breach of section 17(1) of the Act.
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