Department for Education: Freedom of Information

Department for Education written question – answered on 26th February 2016.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many freedom of information requests were (a) granted and (b) refused by her Department in each of the last five years.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

The Government publishes statistics on the operation of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 within central government, including on the numbers of requests granted and refused. These can be found at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/government-foi-statistics

Year

Requests received

Resolvable requests [1]

Resolvable requests granted in full

Fully withheld

Partially withheld

2010

880

733

549 (75%)

113

60

2011

1,149

937

590 (63%)

186

122

2012

1,309

1,038

686 (66%)

182

139

2013

1,759

1,354

931 (69%)

256

148

2014

1,745

1,307

803 (61%)

347

155

2015 (Q1 to Q3)

1,548

1,143

687 (60%)

195

213

[1] Requests in which it was possible to give a substantive decision on whether to release the information being sought; for example, excluding requests where the information sought was not held or further clarification was necessary.

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