Treasury: Freedom of Information

HM Treasury written question – answered on 24th April 2017.

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Photo of Andrew Gwynne Andrew Gwynne Shadow Minister without Portfolio (Cabinet Office), Campaigns and Elections Chair

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff in his Department respond to Freedom of Information requests.

Photo of Simon Kirby Simon Kirby The Economic Secretary to the Treasury

All officials in the department have an ongoing responsibility for resolving Freedom of Information requests which fall within their policy area or remit. Officials are supported by a team of eight full time equivalents in the Information Rights Unit whose primary role is to oversee, coordinate and ensure the department’s obligations under the Freedom of Information Act are fulfilled.

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