(2) what measures her Department has taken to improve consistency in the length of time it takes applicants to secure public sector information from local authorities.
It is for each local authority to ensure that it complies with all the applicable statutory requirements about the provision of information. The Department for Communities and Local Government has no role in the enforcement and monitoring of such compliance.
(2) what measures she plans to put in place in relation to local authorities which fail to meet the standards recommended in the Office of Fair Trading’s report on public sector information.
The Government welcome the Office of Fair Trading’s report on public sector information and is continuing to study the detail and potential impacts before responding to the recommendations. The Government plan to respond shortly after the local and devolved administrations’ elections.