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Departmental Freedom of Information

Volume 492: debated on Wednesday 20 May 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 submitted to the Cabinet Office more than six months ago are being assessed for their public interest implications. (271961)

The Ministry of Justice publishes statistics, on a quarterly basis, which give details of the number of requests that have had their deadline extended to consider the balance of public interest. Copies of the statistics are available in the Library of the House and are on the Ministry of Justice's website:

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