Results 1–20 of 10000 for "freedom of information"

Scottish Parliament: First Minister’s Question Time: National Health Service (Urgent Care) (13 Jun 2024)

Douglas Ross: ...it is not meeting the needs of individuals. Elderly people are routinely left waiting for care in our national health service for far longer than they should be. We have a response to a freedom of information request that shows just how stark the situation is. Patients who are aged over 100 are some of the most vulnerable in our communities. In just over a year, hundreds of them...

6. Debate on the Equality and Social Justice Committee Report, 'Actions, not words: towards an anti-racist Wales by 2030' (12 Jun 2024)

Sioned Williams: ...of the disproportionality in terms of race in the criminal justice system has been highlighted, and this emphasises the need for the Welsh Government to pursue an anti-racism agenda in this area. Freedom of information requests had to be used to obtain much of this information, and there are difficulties that arise from the fact that the data are not available. Indeed, if you read the...

6. Welsh Conservatives Debate: The First Minister ( 5 Jun 2024)

Andrew RT Davies: ...that ministerial chat group, and, at the end of that chat group, there was a message from the First Minister, who was then the Minister for health, saying that the messages could be captured by the Freedom of Information Act 2000, and that, therefore, he would be deleting those messages. That shows the train of thought that was being undertaken at the time, about trying to circumnavigate...

2. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care: Questions Without Notice from Party Spokespeople ( 5 Jun 2024)

Mabon ap Gwynfor: ...intervene, were missed. The families have also made it clear that, for good reason in my view, they lack confidence in the current review process. E-mails from the review's chair, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, could be interpreted as suggesting a desire to restrict families' involvement in it. The process has, so far, lacked sensitivity, and concerns have also been...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Bullying in Schools ( 3 Jun 2024)

Paul Givan: ...during the public consultation on the legislative proposals that led to the Act that any such data that was held by the Department of Education or the Education Authority would be subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and therefore could potentially allow external organisations to create bullying league tables. The then Education Minister subsequently stated that there were no...

Energy (24 May 2024)

Robert Largan: ...legislative footing. The first is to reflect its public nature—a shift from the current ownership by National Grid—by, for example, adding the ISOP to the list of organisations to which the Freedom of Information and Public Record Acts apply. The second reflects the fact that, unlike the current electricity systems operator, which holds a transmission licence, the ISOP will hold an...

Energy Act 2023 (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2024 - Motion to Approve (24 May 2024)

Lord Callanan: ...a stable legislative footing. The first is to reflect its public nature, a shift from the current ownership by National Grid. Examples include adding the ISOP to the lists of organisations to which freedom of information, public sector equality duties and Public Records Acts apply. The second type is to reflect the fact that, unlike the current electricity system operator, which holds a...

2. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Culture and Social Justice: Stalking (22 May 2024)

Jane Dodds: ...while stalking protection orders were introduced as a vital tool to safeguard victims of this awful crime, the stark reality is that these orders remain alarmingly underutilised across Wales. Recent freedom of information requests revealed alarming statistics from three Welsh police forces: over the past two years, these forces recorded over 13,000 incidents of stalking, but, during the...

Allergy Guidance for Schools (21 May 2024)

Alicia Kearns: ...who have allergies. They need to hear a clear instruction from the Minister at the Dispatch Box. We are clearly in agreement: schools should be leading on allergy policies in their schools, but the freedom of information research done by the Benedict Blythe Foundation shows that not enough of them do so.

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Report (4th Day): Amendment 121A (21 May 2024)

...Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act 1975, at the appropriate place insert—“The Infected Blood Compensation Authority.”Freedom of Information Act 2000 (c. 36)27 In Part 6 of Schedule 1 to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (other public bodies), at the appropriate place insert—“The Infected Blood Compensation Authority.”Equality Act 2010 (c. 15)28 In Part 1 of Schedule 19 to...

Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Defence: Nuclear Test Veterans – Atomic Weapons Establishment Records (21 May 2024)

Andrew Murrison: ...reviewed 151 records, I am today publishing those papers on gov.uk and also placing them in the Library of the House. The titles of 151 records were promulgated in responses provided by the AWE to Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI) requests on 5 July and 12 September 2023, following a search for records using the terms ‘Blood’ and ‘Urine’ within a database named “Merlin”....

Media Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 42 (20 May 2024)

Baroness Featherstone: ...and accountability. Lastly, if public service broadcasters are not given prominence in a democratic society, there are issues around this that could arise: an erosion of media pluralism, a threat to freedom of information, diminished public discourse, a loss of accountability, and the undermining of democratic values, social cohesion, education and lifelong learning, and cultural...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Pet Abduction Bill: Legislative Consent Motion (20 May 2024)

Andrew Muir: ...distressing for owners when one of their beloved pets is abducted or detained in what is a cruel crime. While information on the volume of pet thefts in Northern Ireland is not clear, responses to freedom of information requests to the police indicated that the number of recorded burglary, robbery and theft offences where the property was described as a dog was on average 35 per year. It...

Animal Welfare (Responsibility for Dog Attacks) Bill (17 May 2024)

Anna Firth: ...contacted me again and are delighted that the Bill is being reintroduced today. Let me deal first with the scale of the problem. The Minister knows that, in order to support Michael, I submitted freedom of information requests to all 43 territorial police forces in the UK, asking whether they record dog-on-dog attacks as a separate offence and, if so, how many they have recorded over the...

Women’s State Pension Age: Ombudsman Report (16 May 2024)

Ian Blackford: ...notice. A state pension should be seen as a right, but the Government changed the terms and conditions of that right without consulting those who were paid their pensions. Some time ago, thanks to freedom of information requests, we learned that the Department for Work and Pensions did not begin writing to women born between April 1950 and April 1955 until April 2009, and did not complete...

Written Ministerial Statements — Northern Ireland Office: Report of the Independent Reviewer for National Security Arrangements 2023 (16 May 2024)

Chris Heaton-Harris: ...place members of the public at risk. The perceived and possibly the actual risk to PSNI officers was exacerbated by a data breach which took place on 8 August 2023 when the PSNI responded to a Freedom of Information request and inadvertently published officer details online. The national security threat emanating from DR groups forms only part of the wider security picture....

Scottish Parliament: First Minister’s Question Time: Affordable Housing (Rural and Island Areas) (16 May 2024)

Miles Briggs: A freedom of information request has revealed that Scottish National Party ministers have no idea how many houses will be built in Scotland in the coming years. Under the Scottish Government’s national planning framework, record low levels of land are coming forward in the development pipeline. What urgent steps will ministers take to review the Scottish Government’s national planning...

5. Statement by the Minister for Mental Health and Early Years: Improving mental health in Wales (14 May 2024)

Gareth Davies: ...that I would like to address, but also areas that mental health strategies can better address. On the logistical challenges, waiting times for children's mental health support are disgraceful. A freedom of information request that we submitted revealed that children in Wales are waiting almost two years for mental health treatment; a wait of this time means that the problems that these...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Department for Transport: Freedom of Information ( 9 May 2024)

Navendu Mishra: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average time taken by his Department to respond to a freedom of information request was in each of the last five years; how many and what proportion of such requests his Department did not answer within the target time in each of those years; and how many such requests to his Department had not been answered within the target time...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Freedom of Information ( 9 May 2024)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...Office by the Information Commissioner’s Office, following its assessment that the information request handling processes of that department "do not conform to parts 1, 4 and 5 of the section 45 Freedom of Information Code of Practice".


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