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Departmental Freedom of Information

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many people who have made requests to his Department under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 have been waiting for longer than (a) four, (b) eight and (c) 12 months to receive the information they requested. (243522)

The Ministry of Justice publishes statistics on Government Departments’ handling of requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. This includes details of the timeliness of the responses to requests. The statistics are available on the MOJ website:

http://www.justice.gov.uk/publications/freedomof informationquarterly.htm

and copies are available in the Library of the House. The specific information requested by the hon. Member can however be provided only at disproportionate cost.