Science Museum Group
11 January 2017, Education (Other)
The complainant has requested the Science Museum Group (the Museum) to disclose information relating to any security meetings, training or briefings that have involved BP in 2015. The Museum disclosed some information but redacted other information under section 40 of the FOIA. The complainant’s concerns were that further recorded information may be held falling within the scope of his request and that the Museum may have incorrectly applied section 40 of the FOIA to some of the withheld information. The Commissioner’s decision is that, on the balance of probabilities, the Museum has now identified all recorded information falling within the scope of the request and, with the exception of section 40 of the FOIA, has now disclosed this to the complainant. In relation to the application of section 40 of the FOIA, the Commissioner was only asked to review the application of this exemption to an agenda item in which the names and job titles of two attendees were redacted. The Commissioner is satisfied that this exemption applies to these redactions and therefore, overall, she does not require any further action to be taken.
Not upheldFOI 40: