Dear House of Commons,

I wish too see a copy of the Scott report.

The Scott Report (the Report of the Inquiry into the Export of Defence Equipment and Dual-Use Goods to Iraq and Related Prosecutions) was a judicial inquiry commissioned in 1992 after reports of arms sales to Iraq in the 1980s by British companies surfaced. The report was conducted by Sir Richard Scott, then a Lord Justice of Appeal. It was published in 1996.
Yours faithfully,

Josh Hastings

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Dear Mr Hastings,

 

 

Freedom of Information Request F17-204

 

Thank you for your request for information as copied below.  You asked for
a copy of a report by Sir Richard Scott into the Export of Defence
Equipment and Dual-Use Goods to Iraq and Related Prosecutions.

 

This information is held by the House of Commons.  However, while the
House of Commons holds a copy of this report, we have noted that this is
already publicly available from a number of sources, including the British
Library or by purchase from booksellers, such as [1]www.amazon.co.uk.

 

As the information you request is reasonably accessible to you otherwise
than under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), your request is
refused. In refusing your request the House is applying the exemption set
out in section 21 (1) and (2) (a) of the FOIA.  This is an absolute
exemption and the public interest test does not apply.

 

 

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