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House of Commons Hansard
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Departmental Freedom of Information
11 November 2009
Volume 499
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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many staff in his Department were employed on the management of freedom of information requests submitted to his Department in each year since 2005; and how much his Department spent on the management of such requests in each such year. [299125]

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The information requested in relation to the numbers of staff employed in the Northern Ireland Office (NIO) dealing with the management of freedom of information requests and the cost is listed in the following table.

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Number of staff dealing with FOI for more than 50 per cent. of their substantive role

1

3

4

5

5

Spend (£)

28,836

56,460

72,040

98,298

103,886

This response relates to the core NIO only.