Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987

16 Deletion of information from documents


Where the information requested is comprised in a document and there is good reason for withholding some of the information contained in that document, the other information in that document may be made available by making a copy of that document available with such deletions or alterations as are necessary.


Where a copy of a document is made available under subsection (1), the local authority shall, subject to section 8, give to the applicant—


the reason for withholding the information; 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.

Compare: 1982 No 156 s 17; 1987 No 8 s 4(2)