Departmental Freedom of Information

Women and Equality written question – answered on 8th May 2008.

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Photo of David Davies David Davies Conservative, Monmouth

To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many freedom of information requests made to the Government Equalities Office were (a) answered (i) within 20 days, (ii) within 40 days, (iii) within 60 days, (iv) after 60 days, (b) not answered and (c) answered citing an exemption in the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as a reason not to provide the requested information since the GEO was established.

Photo of Barbara Follett Barbara Follett Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Government Equalities Office

Since the establishment of the Government Equalities Office, the breakdown of freedom of information requests made is as follows.

Answered within 20 days 2
Answered within 40 days 2
Answered within 60 days
Not answered 1
Answered citing an exemption in the Freedom of Information Act 2000 1

The GEO has also received a request to review a decision made to not publish information sought under section 22 of the Freedom of Information Act. This was responded to within six weeks.

In anticipation of future requests, the GEO is increasing its capacity to deal effectively with freedom of information requests.

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