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Response by Minister to Request for Information

Appears in case: Complaint Against the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism Through an ‘Ordinary Administrative Procedure’




Armed Conflict in Yemen

Recipient State

Saudi Arabia

Document Type

Pre-Court Documents

The Secretary of State for Trade refuses to provide the requested information. In particular, the government relies on the classified nature of the minutes of the JIMDDU under the Official Secrets Act, and states that detailed information on export authorisation decisions contain sensitive commercial information that must remain confidential, a permissible limit to the right to access information under Law 19/2013.