Cabinet Office: Freedom of Information

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 3rd July 2018.

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Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Shadow Lord President of the Council

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reason his Department missed the response deadline for 133 freedom of information requests submitted in 2017.

Photo of Chloe Smith Chloe Smith The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office, Assistant Whip

The Cabinet Office answered 91% of the 1,537 freedom of information requests it received in 2017 within a permitted deadline. This is in line with the 91% timeliness response rate for central government as a whole. The Cabinet Office does not record the reasons why individual requests take longer than twenty working days.

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