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Freedom of Information Act 2000

Section 29: The economy

106.This section exempts information the disclosure of which would, or would be likely to, prejudice the economic interests of the United Kingdom or the financial interests of any administration in the United Kingdom, (which would include, for example, budgetary interests).

107.Subsection (2) provides that the obligation under section 1(1)(a) to confirm or deny that the requested information is held does not arise in relation to information which is exempt by virtue of subsection (1) if to comply would, or would be likely to, prejudice the interests mentioned in subsection (1).

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