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Departments: Disclosure of Information

Volume 462: debated on Wednesday 4 July 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many requests for internal review made to his Department under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 have taken longer than 40 working days to complete. (146386)

There is no statutory obligation on public authorities to complete internal reviews within a specified timeframe.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which Minister agreed to each use by his Department of a section 36 exemption to withhold information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000; and on which dates. (146527)

As is common with other departments HMT's departmental minister oversees the implementation of the Freedom of Information Act.