Ministry of Justice: Freedom of Information

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 26th February 2018.

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Photo of Richard Burgon Richard Burgon Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 his Department has received in each month since May 2010; how many responses given in each of those months disclosed (a) the full information requested, (b) part of the information requested with some information withheld under exemptions in the 2000 Act and (c) none of the information requested.

Photo of Richard Burgon Richard Burgon Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for how many responses to requests received by his Department under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 the reason of (a) commercially sensitive information, (b) information not held, (c) information too costly to provide and (d) vexatious or repeated has been given since 2010.

Photo of Phillip Lee Phillip Lee The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The number of Freedom of Information (FOI) requests received and responded to and the type of response is published on the Gov.uk website by the Cabinet Office. The information can be viewed using the following links:

FOI performance January 2010-December 2016 can be found using the below link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/609496/foi-statistics-q4-2016-published-data.csv/preview

FOI performance Quarters 1, 2 and 3 of 2017 can be found using the below links:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/freedom-of-information-statistics-january-to-march-2017

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/freedom-of-information-statistics-april-to-june-2017

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/freedom-of-information-statistics-july-to-september-2017

Please note the information is displayed quarterly and annually in the publication and not monthly. Data displayed monthly can only be obtained at a disproportionate cost. The information for quarter 4 2017 and the 2017 annual report are scheduled to be published in April 2018.

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