Ministry of Defence: Freedom of Information

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 25th February 2021.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Tulip Siddiq Tulip Siddiq Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to reduce the backlog of unanswered Freedom of Information requests at his Department.

Photo of James Heappey James Heappey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The Ministry of Defence has a plan to drive a reduction in the backlog of outstanding FOI requests as quickly as possible through senior-level focus, visibility and engagement. However, this effort is being conducted against competing Defence Priorities, the COVID 19 pandemic and the Department's statutory obligations to all new requests received under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.