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Freedom of Information

Department for Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 7th November 2014.

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Photo of John Woodcock John Woodcock Labour, Barrow and Furness

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many Freedom of Information requests his Department has declined to answer in full since 2010.

Photo of Amber Rudd Amber Rudd The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

Between January 2010 and September 2014 DECC withheld information on 1250 occasions.

Statistics on the Freedom of Information performance of Government Departments since January 2010 are published by the Ministry of Justice. They are available at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/government-foi-statistics#2010-2012.

The published statistics include the numbers of requests received by each Department, the numbers answered in full and where information was partly or fully withheld.

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