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Freedom of Information

Volume 703: debated on Monday 30 June 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the estimated cost, including civil servants' time, of answering Freedom of Information requests from the Taxpayers' Alliance to the Home Office. [HL3947]

The Home Office has been able to identify only one Freedom of Information request it has received from the Taxpayers’ Alliance. This was answered within the £600 cost ceiling, laid out by the Act.

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the estimated cost incurred by the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform in answering Freedom of Information requests from the Taxpayers' Alliance pressure group, including civil servant time. [HL4074]

The Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform does not hold information on estimated costs of responding to individual requests. Complying with the Freedom of Information Act does not require compilation of such estimates. Searches of our records indicate we have not dealt with any requests from the Taxpayers’ Alliance.