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Departments: Departmental Reorganisation

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 9 October 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 4 July 2007, Official Report, column 1066W, on Departments: Departmental reorganisation, what account his Department takes of the Information Commissioner's guidance that no internal review should take longer than 40 days; and how many requests for internal review have exceeded this deadline. (154087)

The Department strives to follow best practice guidance in regard to FOI handling including internal reviews. The Treasury has robust systems to ensure a thorough and independent assessment of the original decision.