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F15/170

Vexatious Requests

Request Description

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information:

A list of FOIA Requests considered "Vexatious" that resulted in you not providing information.

Vexatious includes requests that;

· clearly does not have any serious purpose or value

· is designed to cause disruption or annoyance

· has the effect of harassing the public authority

· can otherwise fairly be characterised as obsessive or manifestly unreasonable.

Example: "Please provide a list of all cars owned that are blue"

Request Date26 March 2015
Requested byIndividual
Released Date  

21 April 2015              

Response

We have on only one occasion made use of the section 14 exemption for a group of requests from an individual but on later review the information requested was provided.

Therefore we have not withheld information in respect of Section 14.

Refused

                                                             

Refusal