The Information Commissioner v Department for Transport and Hastings: [2018] UKUT 184 (AAC)

Upper Tribunal Administrative Appeals Chamber decision by Judge Wikeley on 31 May 2018.

Read the full decision in GIA/2764/2016.

Judicial Summary

Journalist’s request for information about meeting between HRH Prince of Wales and Government ministers - Methodology for identifying environmental (EIR) and other (FOIA) information; is a line by line analysis required? Or a document by document approach? Or some other approach altogether? The information tribunal’s decision in Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform v Information Commissioner and Friends of the Earth, EA/2007/0072 considered in the light of the Court of Appeal’s judgment in Department for Business, Energy And Industrial Strategy (DBEIS) v Information Commissioner and Henney [2017] EWCA Civ 844.

Published 4 July 2018