A public authority may refuse to supply some, or all, of the information you have requested because it is absolutely exempt information.
Information is absolutely exempt from the right of access if it is one of the following types of information:
- Information accessible to applicant by other means
- Court information
- Parliamentary privilege and business
- Communications with the Crown (expressly the Queen, heir to the Throne and second in line, and the Lieutenant Governor)
- Information under international agreements about exchange of information
- Certain types of personal information
- Information provided to the public authority in confidence
- Information the disclosure of which is restricted by law
Further information about these exemptions can be found in the document library.
The public authority must issue a refusal notice to you if it is applying an exemption to all, or part, or the information you have requested.