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Departmental Freedom of Information

Home Department written question – answered on 8th November 2011.

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Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in respect of how many responses to requests for information received by her 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.

Photo of Damian Green Damian Green The Minister for Immigration

Information on Freedom of Information Act performance for Government Departments is published by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). The most recent MoJ statistics are available at:

http://www.justice.gov.uk/publications/statistics-and-data/foi/index.htm

Figures on requests refused because they relate to commercially sensitive information are published in the quarterly MoJ statistics, Statistics for the 3(rd) and 4(th) quarters will be published by MoJ in late 2011 or early 2012. Figures on requests which were not answered because to do so would exceed the cost limit, or because they were vexatious or repeat requests, are published in the annual MoJ statistics. The annual statistics for 2011 will be published in early 2012.

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