I’ve noted before that Martin Rosenbaum’s FOI blog is excellent. Today he notes that the Information Commissioner has rapped the PSNI for their attitude to an FOI request. Particularly interesting for me is not para 23, but para 24:
In light of the above, the Commissioner has considered whether he ought to exercise his powers under section 77 of the Act in relation to the possible commission of a criminal offence. The Commissioner has concluded that, while he is satisfied that information was wrongly withheld from the complainant in relation to his request; there is insufficient evidence for the Commissioner to be confident of securing a conviction. Therefore the Commissioner has not proceeded with a prosecution in this case.