Freedom of Information

Justice written question – answered on 5th September 2013.

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Photo of Bob Russell Bob Russell Liberal Democrat, Colchester

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the average cost to Government Departments of responding to each Freedom of Information Act request.

Photo of Helen Grant Helen Grant The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Women and Equalities

Research published by the Ministry of Justice in 2012 as part of the post-legislative scrutiny of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 found that the average cost of an FOI request to Government Departments was estimated to be £184. Further information is available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/investigative-study-to-inform-the-freedom-of-information-act-post-legislative-review--2

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