Freedom of Information Team
100 Parliament Street
London SW1A 2BQ
24 December 2019
Michael Caroll-Owen/Michelle Dawes
Our Ref: FOI2019/12319
Dear Mr Caroll-Owen/Ms Dawes,
Thank you for your information request of 25 November as outlined below. I would like to request all paperwork for any grants provided to the National Youth
Agency in the Year of 2019.
We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act).
We can confirm that DCMS holds information within the scope of your request. However, we
have determined that some of this information may be exempt from release under section 43
(Commercial Interests) of the Act. This is a qualified exemption and, as such, it is necessary to
carry out a public interest test to consider whether, in all the circumstances of the case, the
public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the
By virtue of section 10(3) of the Act, where public authorities have to carry out a public interest
test, they do not have to comply with the request until such time as is reasonable in the
circumstances. Due to the need to consider where the balance of the public interest lies in
relation to the information that you have requested, the Department will not be able to respond
to your request immediately. However, we hope to let you have a substantive response to your
request by 27 January.
Freedom of Information Team Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
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