Research and analysis

Tribunal outcomes for the Freedom of Information Act sections 35 and 36: research

This document analyses First-tier Tribunal decisions on public authorities' use of sections 35 and 36 of the Freedom of Information Act.



The Secretariat to the Independent Commission on Freedom of Information has prepared this document at the request of the Commission’s Chair.

It is based on a list of appeals provided by the Information Commissioner. The Secretariat analysed outcomes where section 35 or section 36 of the Act were used to protect information and these issues were decided on by the Tribunal.

Published 23 February 2016