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  • The OIA for Ministers and agencies: A guide to processing official information requests

    Official information
    The purpose of this guide is to assist Ministers and government agencies in recognising and responding to requests for official information under the OIA.
  • Making official information requests: A guide for requesters

    Official information
    If you are seeking information from a Minister, or central or local government agency, you may be able to ask for it under either the OIA or LGOIMA.
  • Request for information in electronic form

    Case notes
    Request refused on grounds that requester making a second request for information already made available in a different form—where information is held in electronic form, a requester is entitled to request that the information be made available in that manner
  • Requests for CYPF case reviews

    Case notes
    Requests for case reviews by Children, Young Persons and their Families Service—information withheld under ss 9(2)(a) and 9(2)(g)(i)—private information—social workers should not be discouraged unnecessarily from giving frank accounts of difficult cases where hindsight might identify some error of judgement—some information in case reviews can be withheld—also s 9(1) public interest considerations relating to information about standard of care and remedial action taken in respect of identified deficiencies—consideration of ss 16 and 17—public interest met by publication of comprehensive summary of relevant issues
  • Request by unsuccessful applicant for comparative information about himself and successful applicant

    Case notes
    Request by unsuccessful applicant for comparative information about himself and successful applicant—all information about requester released to him—detailed personal information about successful applicant withheld under s 9(2)(a)—requester seeking to establish why his application unsuccessful—matter resolved by provision of s 23 statement of reasons and a summary of successful applicant’s qualifications and work experience—s 16
  • Request for curricula vitae of applicants selected for interview

    Case notes
    Request for curricula vitae of applicants selected for interview—information withheld under s 9(2)(a)—summaries made available under s 16