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Freedom of Information Act 2000

Freedom of Information Act 2000

2000 CHAPTER 36

Commentary on Sections

Part I: Access to information held by public authorities

Right to information

Section 14: Vexatious or repeated requests

59.Subsection (1) states that an authority is not obliged to comply with vexatious requests. This is not intended to include otherwise valid requests in which the applicant happens to take an opportunity to vent his frustration.

60.Subsection (2) states that an authority does not have to comply with repeated or substantially similar requests from the same person other than at reasonable intervals.

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