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NHS: Freedom of Information

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 8 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department monitors freedom of information (a) requests to and (b) responses from individual NHS trusts; and whether trusts are required to report to his Department freedom of information requests which they receive. (202844)

The Department does not monitor freedom of information requests or responses from individual national health service trusts, nor does it require trusts to report freedom of information requests which they receive.

NHS trusts are public authorities in their own right, as designated in schedule 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. They are therefore individually responsible for freedom of information requests which they receive.