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Departmental Freedom of Information

Volume 471: debated on Thursday 31 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what percentage of freedom of information requests received by his Department have given rise to responses that have been published by his Department. (180216)

DFID has adopted a selective disclosure policy, whereby we aim to publish only requests likely to be of wider public interest. DFID published 5 per cent. of the 652 requests received between January 2005, when the Act came into force, and September 2007.