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Frivolous, vexatious and trivial: A guide to section 18(h) of the OIA and section 17(h) of the LGOIMA

Frivolous or vexatious
Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987
Section 17
Official Information Act 1982
Section 18
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Under section 18(h) of the OIA (17(h) of the LGOIMA) a request can be refused if it is frivolous or vexatious, or the information is trivial.

This guide sets out the factors to consider in deciding whether a request is frivolous or vexatious, and advice on how to deal with challenging requesters.

It includes a step-by-step work sheet for dealing with potentially frivolous or vexatious requests, template letters and case studies.

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