From Retired and Angry Blog
I wonâ€™t bore you for long today.
Basically, I made an FOI request to the Home Office asking for copies of Risk Assessments and Impact Assessments in relation to the previously announced 5% cut to Police Budgets.
They were due to answer today.
This is the response I have been given;
We are considering your request. Although the Act carries a presumption in favour of disclosure, it provides exemptions which may be used to withhold information in specified circumstances. Some of these exemptions, referred to as â€˜qualified exemptionsâ€™, are subject to a public interest test. This test is used to balance the public interest in disclosure against the public interest in favour of withholding information. The Act allows us to exceed the 20 working day response target where we need to consider the public interest test fully.
The information you have requested is being considered under the exemption in section 35 (1)(a) of the Act, which provides that...
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