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Freedom of Information

Volume 455: debated on Monday 15 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what Freedom of Information Act 2000 requests her Department and the former Office of the Deputy Prime Minister has received since inception of that legislation that were (a) subject to internal review, (b) appealed to the Information Commissioner and (c) appealed subsequently to the Information Tribunal, broken down by (i) topic and (ii) conclusion. (114404)

Details of the number and outcomes of Freedom of Information (FOI) reviews carried out in Communities and Local Government and the former Office of the Deputy Prime Minister can be found in “Freedom of Information Annual Report 2005: Operation of the FOI Act in central government”, Tables 6 and 7, published in May 2006 by the Department for Constitutional Affairs. More recent statistics on the Department’s performance will be included in the 2006 report when it is published later in the year. The Department does not collate information broken down by topic. Only one CLG case has so far been referred to the Information Tribunal by a requester, and this may be found on the Information Tribunal’s website

among the pending cases.