Cabinet Office: Freedom of Information

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 3rd November 2015.

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Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment he has made of his Department's performance in adhering to the statutory time limit for responding to Freedom of Information requests.

Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of times his Department has missed the statutory time limit for responding to Freedom of Information requests in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012, (d) 2013, (e) 2014 and (f) 2015 to date.

Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many Freedom of Information requests were rejected by government departments in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012, (d) 2013, (e) 2014 and (f) 2015 to date.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock The Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office

The Government publishes statistics on the operation of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 within central government, including on timeliness and the number of requests rejected by each government department. These reports can be accessed at the following webpage: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/government-foi-statistics.

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