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Freedom of Information

Volume 485: debated on Thursday 18 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many freedom of information cases referred to the Information Commissioner (a) are under investigation by a caseworker and (b) are awaiting allocation to a caseworker. (244170)

Relevant figures are only available up to August 2008. In August 2008, 1,234 cases were being dealt with by the Information Commissioner’s Office under the Freedom of Information Act. Of these, 640 were being investigated by a complaints officer and 594 were awaiting allocation.

This information has been provided by the Information Commissioner’s Office.