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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 1982 - SECT 55F

Procedure in IC review--review parties reach agreement

             (1)  This section applies if, at any stage of an IC review:

                     (a)  the review parties reach agreement as to the terms of a decision on an IC review:

                              (i)  on the IC review application; or

                             (ii)  in relation to a part of the IC review application; or

                            (iii)  in relation to a matter arising out of the IC review application; and

                     (b)  the agreement is acceptable to all of the review parties; and

                     (c)  the terms of the agreement are reduced to writing, signed by, or on behalf of, the review parties and given to the Information Commissioner; and

                     (d)  the Information Commissioner is satisfied that a decision in those terms or consistent with those terms would be within the powers of the Information Commissioner.

             (2)  The Information Commissioner may, if satisfied that it is appropriate:

                     (a)  in the case of an agreement as to the terms of a decision of the Information Commissioner on the IC review--make a decision in accordance with those terms without completing the IC review; or

                     (b)  in the case of an agreement that relates to a part of the proceeding or a matter arising out of the proceeding--in the Information Commissioner's decision on the IC review, give effect to the terms of the agreement without completing the IC review with respect to the part.



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