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Departmental Freedom of Information

Volume 503: debated on Wednesday 13 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 her Department received in 2008; and how many of these received a substantive response within 20 days. (305486)

In 2008, this Department received 1,469 requests of which 63 per cent. were dealt with within the 20 working day deadline. However, in the first three quarters of this year an average of 76 per cent. have been met within 20 working days.