|Source:||All England Reporter|
|Publisher Citation:|| All ER (D) 50 (Jul)|
|Neutral Citation:|| EWHC 1611 (Admin)|
|Court:||Queen's Bench Division, Administrative Court (London)|
|Representation||James Eadie QC and Gerry Facenna (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the appellants.|
|Anya Proops (instructed by the Office of the Information Commissioner) for the respondent.|
|Judgment Dates:||6 July 2009|
Freedom of information - Exempt information - Disclosure prohibited by or under enactment - Request for information about how previous requests for information handled (meta-request) - Home Office refusing meta-request relying on particular statutory exemptions justifying non-disclosure - Defendant commissioner finding balance weighing in favour of disclosure - Information Tribunal agreeing with commissioner - Test to be applied when considering whether to accept meta-requests - Whether Home Office able to rely on certain statutory exemptions in having meta-request rejected - ss 1, 2, 36.