| Commentary

245 Interpretation of public interest

| Commentary

245 Interpretation of public interest

Although public interest is not defined and there is no preamble to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to assist with statutory interpretation, by implication from the creation of a general duty of disclosurein Section 1 and the reference to ‘the public interest in disclosure’ in Section 2, it would seem that the default position is that disclosure is per se in the public interest. Therefore, in the absence of prejudice to the public interest in some other respect, a public authority ought to disclose in cases falling under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

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