FOI Podcast: Episode 20 (November 2009)

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  • Artist: Ibrahim Hasan
  • Album: FOI Podcast
  • Year: 2009

This is episode 20 of the UK’s only Freedom of Information podcast by information lawyer Ibrahim Hasan (

In the three months upto the end of October 2009 the Information Commissioner published 132 decisions whilst the Information Tribunal published 11. In this episode Ibrahim discuses decisions on:

• Information contained in publication schemes
• Marks on documents and whether they constitute information
• Vexatious requests
• Section 35 and disclosure of ministerial letters
• Statistics and section 40
• Disclosure of bonus payments to employees
• Tender evaluation information

Ibrahim also examines an important High Court Case regarding the Audit Commission Act and commercial confidentiality in contracts and tenders.