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Freedom of Information

Education written question – answered on 19th October 2012.

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Photo of Tom Blenkinsop Tom Blenkinsop Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of requests made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 his Department and the public bodies for which he is responsible responded to within the statutory timescales in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

Photo of Elizabeth Truss Elizabeth Truss The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

Quarterly and annual statistics on Freedom of Information requests received by a number of central Government-monitored bodies (including all Departments of state) are published by the Ministry of Justice on their website at:

http://www.justice.gov.uk/statistics/foi/implementation

http://www.justice.gov.uk/statistics/foi/implementation/implementation-editions

The Department is asked to collate these statistics to provide a picture of FOI performance across central Government Departments.

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