An important test of Britain’s 11-month-old Freedom of Information Act will occur next month when a freelance journalist will appeal a refused FOI request to the Information Tribunal.

Brighton journalist Matthew Davis requested disclosure of the amount artist Conrad Shawcross was paid for a temporary installation of his work at the publically-funded National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. The museum refused the request on commercial confidentiality grounds and the Information Commissioner upheld their decision.

The Times reports that Davis intends to represent himself in the hearing against the Information Commisisoner’s Office, which will be supported by the National Maritime Museum and the Department for Culture Media and Sport.