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NHS: Freedom of Information

Health written question – answered on 8th May 2008.

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Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb Shadow Secretary of State for Health, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department monitors freedom of information (a) requests to and (b) responses from individual NHS trusts; and whether trusts are required to report to his Department freedom of information requests which they receive.

Photo of Ben Bradshaw Ben Bradshaw Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (South West), The Minister of State, Department of Health

The Department does not monitor freedom of information requests or responses from individual national health service trusts, nor does it require trusts to report freedom of information requests which they receive.

NHS trusts are public authorities in their own right, as designated in schedule 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. They are therefore individually responsible for freedom of information requests which they receive.

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