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  • Commercial information work sheet

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    This summary work sheet is about the most commonly used grounds for withholding commercial information—unreasonable prejudice to a third party’s commercial position, and prejudice or disadvantage to an agency’s commercial activities.
  • Negotiations work sheet

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    This summary work sheet will help you to decide whether there is good reason to withhold official information under the negotiations withholding ground.
  • Work sheet for dealing with public tender information

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    This work sheet summarises guidance on dealing with public tender-related information, including responding to OIA / LGOIMA requests for such information.
  • Third party consultation work sheet

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    This work sheet takes you through the process of consulting an external third party on an OIA request.
  • Information not held work sheet

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    This summary work sheet will help you to decide whether there is a proper basis for refusing a request for official information because the document does not exist / cannot be found or the information is not held.
  • Work sheet for dealing with OIA requests that involve Ministers

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    This summary work sheet takes you through the process of dealing with OIA requests that involve a Minister.
  • Work sheet for dealing with administratively challenging requests

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    This summary work sheet takes you through the process of dealing with administratively challenging official information requests.
  • Public interest work sheet

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    This summary work sheet takes you through the public interest test in section 9(1) of the OIA / section 7(1) of the LGOIMA.
  • Confidential advice to Government work sheet

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    This summary work sheet will help you to decide whether there is good reason to withhold official information under section 9(2)(f)(iv) of the OIA, in order to maintain the constitutional convention protecting the confidentiality of advice tendered by Ministers and officials.
  • Free and frank opinions work sheet

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    This summary work sheet will help you to decide whether there is good reason to withhold official information in order to maintain the effective conduct of public affairs through the free and frank expression of opinions.
  • Potentially frivolous or vexatious requests work sheet

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    This summary work sheet will help you to decide whether there is a proper basis for refusing a request for official information under section 18(f) of the OIA / 17(f) of the LGOIMA, because the request is frivolous or vexatious.
  • Publicly available information work sheet

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    This summary work sheet will help you to decide whether there is a proper basis for refusing a request for official information under section 18(d) of the OIA / 17(d) of the LGOIMA, because the requested information is or will soon be publicly available.
  • Sample estimate of costs

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    This sample estimate of costs can be used to help calculate a charge for supplying official information, and be provided to the requester.
  • Charging work sheet

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    This summary work sheet takes you through the process of deciding whether or not to charge for the supply of official information, and if so, how much.
  • Model protocol on dealing with OIA requests involving Ministers

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    This model protocol can be used and adapted by Ministers and agencies to agree on clear and transparent processes for dealing with OIA requests involving the Minister.