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Is there any information held by a government body which is not available?

Not all information is automatically made available when a FOI request is made. The Freedom of Information Act sets out a number of situations in which an agency may refuse a person access to the documents they have requested. The main situations are requests for documents

  • which affect the personal affairs of another person;
  • which are commercially confidential;
  • which would undermine law enforcement; or
  • which contain information supplied in confidence.