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About this detailed guidance

This guidance discusses section 14(1) of FOIA, the provision for vexatious requests in detail and is written for use by public authorities. Read it if you have questions not answered in the Guide, or if you need a deeper understanding to help you apply section 14(1) in practice.

In detail