The complainant had requested access to personal information about himself held by the Commerce Commission. The Commission was investigating a complaint that a number of companies in the same business in the Auckland area had been party to price fixing agreements. The Commission wished to interview the complainant in regard to this. The Commission in the course of its investigation had interviewed other people, obtained documents pursuant to search warrants and created internal memoranda and documents. The complainant sought access to any personal information contained in these documents prior to any further interview with the Commission.