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Departmental Freedom of Information

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 11 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) how many requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 his Department (a) agreed to and (b) refused (i) in 2006, (ii) in 2007 and (iii) between January and July 2008; (255499)

(2) what the average time was for his Department to respond to requests made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in the last 12 months.

The available statistical information regarding FOI requests received by Departments can be found on the Ministry of Justice website at

http://www.justice.gov.uk/publications/freedomofinformationquarterly.htm