Freedom of Information Act

Education and Skills written question – answered on 18th November 2004.

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Photo of Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Conservative, Cotswold

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment he has made of the likely costs to his Department in the first quarter of 2005 of compliance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Charles Clarke Charles Clarke Secretary of State, Department for Education and Skills

Based on the anticipated additional volume of requests for information, it is estimated that the cost of compliance with the Freedom of Information Act during the period January to March 2005 will cost around £606,000, an average of £152 per request.

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