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

Frivolous or vexatious
Legislation:
Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987
Section 17
Official Information Act 1982
Section 18
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Language:
English

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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