To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in respect of how many responses to requests for information received by his Department under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 the reason of (a) commercially sensitive information, (b) information not held, (c) information too costly to provide and (d) vexatious or repeated requests has been given in response since January 2010.
The Ministry of Justice publishes annual and quarterly reports containing statistical information on Freedom of Information requests received by monitored bodies, including central Government Departments.
The first two quarterly reports for 2011 can be found at the following address:
Annual and quarterly reports for 2010 and the annual statistics from 2005 can be found at the following address:.
These reports include statistics on the number of non-routine requests received by DWP and the initial outcomes of these requests. It also contains the number of exemptions used for commercially sensitive information, information not held, too costly to provide and vexatious or repeated requests.
In addition, copies of each report have been placed in the Libraries of both Houses.
The quarter three statistics for 2011 are currently being collected and will be published in due course.