The Justice Select Committee has declined to recommend an exemption for "frivolous" requests made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, notwithstanding some support from the Information Commissioner.  The Committee took the view that frivolous requests, while frustrating, amounted to a "very small problem". It also noted the exemptions which exist for "vexatious" requests and "repeated" requests - sections 14 (1) and 14 (2). Some public authorities expressed concern about the lack of a definition for what amounted to "vexatious", notwithstanding the guidance issued by the Information Commissioner's Office. The Deputy Information Commissioner in his evidence encouraged public authorities not simply to answer requests falling into this category, but to build up a convincing case of vexatious behaviour.