Information Commissioner

Constitutional Affairs written question – answered on 12th October 2006.

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Photo of Lynne Jones Lynne Jones Labour, Birmingham, Selly Oak

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the (a) shortest, (b) longest and (c) mean length of time taken by the Information Commissioner's Office to reach decisions on requests for information under freedom of information legislation was since the legislation was introduced; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Bridget Prentice Bridget Prentice Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs

Between 1 January 2005 (when the Freedom of Information Act was introduced) and 10 October 2006 the lengths of time taken by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) to reach decisions on requests for information under FOI legislation were:

(a) shortest = one day

(b) longest = 597 days

(c) mean (average) =118 days

All days are calendar days.

The Commissioner will shortly publish a report setting out the progress that the ICO has made in dealing with FOI complaints since the beginning of the financial year.

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