Freedom of Information

Justice written question – answered on 3rd July 2007.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many requests for information under freedom of information legislation have been awaiting a decision by the Information Commissioner's Office for more than 118 days, as referred to in the answer of 12 October 2006, Official Report, column 807W, on the Information Commissioner; and whether any request concluded since 10 October 2006 has taken longer than 597 days for a decision to be reached.

Photo of Bridget Prentice Bridget Prentice Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Justice

Between 10 October 2006 and the end of May 2007, 69 cases were closed which were older than 597 days. At that time there were 921 open cases which were older than 118 days.

This figure includes complaints pending resolution rather than information requests to the Information Commissioner's Office as a public authority.

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