First-Tier Tribunal cannot remit decision on disclosure of Blair post-office appointments

In relation to a Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) request for details of Tony Blair’s private appointments after his tenure as Prime Minister, the Upper Tribunal (“UT”) has confirmed that the First-Tier Tribunal (“FTT”) cannot remit a decision to the Information Commissioner for fresh consideration. The UT was also critical of the FTT’s approach to assessing the application of the exemption in s. 36 FOIA (prejudice to the effective conduct of public affairs).

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