This Record is Closed

DESCRIPTION: PRESIDENT SIR SERETSE KHAMA OF BOTSWANA:

THIS RECORD IS CLOSED

Closed SERETSE KHAMAFor 40 years
Reference: FCO 105/29

Date: 1979 Mar 12 – 1979 Dec 31

Held by: The National Archives, Kew

Legal status: Public Record

Closure status: Closed Or Retained Document, Open Description

Access conditions: Closed For 40 years

FOI decision date: 2010

Exemption: International Relations – prejudice

Record opening date: 01 January 2020

Section 27 of the Freedom of Information Act contains two closely related provisions: an exemption for information whose disclosure would or would be likely to harm UK interests, dealt with in s.27(1), and an exemption for information obtained in confidence from another state or international organisation or court, dealt with in s.27(2) and (3).

a) Prejudice to UK Interests – Section 27(1) S.27(1) focuses on the effects of the disclosure of information and provides for

information to be exempt under section 27(1) if its disclosure would, or would be likely to prejudice:

•relations between the United Kingdom and any other state

•relations between the United Kingdom and any other international organisation or international court

•the interests of the United Kingdom abroad

•the promotion or protection by the United Kingdom of its interests abroad

Freedom of Information Act Awareness  Guidance No. 14, Information Commissioner’s Office

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