Chair gives his final determination on BEIS’s application for restriction order

The Chair of the Inquiry, Sir Wyn Williams, has published his final determination in response to the application made by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (“BEIS”) to restrict the disclosure and publication of junior civil servants’ names.  

In the statement published yesterday, Sir Wyn Williams states that a broad Restriction Order of the type that is proposed by BEIS is unnecessary, as the Inquiry has already considered the necessity of disclosure of the names contained within documents that it is proposing for disclosure and that it is always willing to consider fact-specific reasons for further redaction. 

The full statement can be found here:

The final determination follows submissions made by Core Participants after the publication of the Chair's ‘minded to’ note, in which he expressed his preliminary view to refuse the application as he considers relevant the names of junior officials contained in documents that have been determined to be relevant to the Inquiry’s Terms of Reference.  

Find the first statement by Chair on BEIS’s application for a Restriction Order here

Find the ‘minded to’ note here

Find the submissions here