the matters before the court"30. Information held by a public authority is exempt information if it has at any time been held by the authority for the purposes of—(a) any investigation which the public authority has a duty to conduct with a view to it being ascertained—(i) whether a person should be charged with an offence," "Whether a person should be charged with an offence" can only be decided by "a full criminal investigation". The SFO is trying to have it both ways, saying the SFO has a duty to conduct a full criminal investigation therefore I can’t have the information, and then not actually doing one.This seems to be the key argument in the case.
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