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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 1992 - SECT 26

26 .         Documents that cannot be found or do not exist, notice of

        (1)         The agency may advise the applicant, by written notice, that it is not possible to give access to a document if —

            (a)         all reasonable steps have been taken to find the document; and

            (b)         the agency is satisfied that the document —

                  (i)         is in the agency’s possession but cannot be found; or

                  (ii)         does not exist.

        (2)         For the purposes of this Act the sending of a notice under subsection (1) in relation to a document is to be regarded as a decision to refuse access to the document, and on a review or appeal under Part 4 the agency may be required to conduct further searches for the document.



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