Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987

18 Reason for refusal to be given

Where a request made in accordance with section 10 is refused, the local authority shall—


subject to section 8, give to the applicant—


the reason for its refusal; and


if the applicant so requests, the grounds in support of that reason, unless the giving of those grounds would itself prejudice the interests protected by section 6 or section 7 and (in the case of the interests protected by section 7) there is no countervailing public interest; and


give to the applicant information concerning the applicant’s right, by way of complaint under section 27(3) to an Ombudsman, to seek an investigation and review of the refusal.

Compare: 1982 No 156 s 19; 1987 No 8 ss 4(2), 16(2)