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Constitutional Affairs written question – answered on 27th February 2006.

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Photo of Norman Baker Norman Baker Liberal Democrat, Lewes

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many appeals have been received by the Information Commissioner in each month since the coming into force of the Freedom of Information Act 2000; and in each month how many have (a) been determined and allowed in whole, (b) been determined and allowed in part, (c) been determined and refused and (d) not yet been determined.

Photo of Harriet Harman Harriet Harman Minister of State (Department of Constitutional Affairs), Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

The answer to this question is set out in the two following tables: (1) Number of cases received per month and number of cases yet to be determined per month; (2) Number and status of cases closed by month of receipt and information on cases which have been closed by informal resolution.

Table 1: Number of cases received per month and number of cases yet to be determined per month
Cases received per month Cases yet to be determined per month
January 19 1
February 134 26
March 212 56
April 290 105
May 252 113
June 203 114
July 273 164
August 243 184
September 232 177
October 191 147
November 185 121
December 152 66
January 2006 183 99
Total 2,569 1,373
Table 2: Number and status of cases closed by month of receipt
Status of closed case
Allowed in whole Allowed in part Refused Informally resolved Total
January 3 11 4 18
February 3 2 80 23 108
March 8 8 79 61 156
April 15 6 81 83 185
May 13 4 59 63 139
June 4 2 50 33 89
July 5 74 30 109
August 3 36 20 59
September 4 1 33 17 55
October 32 12 44
November 1 43 20 64
December 58 28 86
January 2006 1 60 23 84
Total 59 24 696 417 1,196

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