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Departmental Freedom of Information

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 5 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Newark (Patrick Mercer) of 5 February 2008, Official Report, column 964, on departmental Freedom of Information (FOI), if he will give a breakdown of all identifiable sources of the FOI requests received by his Department. (190949)

Freedom of Information (FOI) requests received by the Ministry of Defence are broken down by source as follows:

Academics

Businesses

Media and Journalists

MPs/Peers

Private Individuals

Not Specified

Non-profit organisations

Other

However, it is not necessary for a person making a request under the Freedom of Information Act to declare their occupation or background.