Some recent Parliamentary Questions (before recess) about FOI
Written answers Tuesday, 25 July 2006
Freedom of Information Act
Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire, Conservative) Hansard source
To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs pursuant to the answer of 11 July 2006, Official Report, column 1732W, on Freedom of Information, how many complaints (a) are outstanding and (b) have been outstanding for more than (i) three months, (ii) six months and (iii) over six months.
Harriet Harman (Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs) Hansard source
The information requested has been provided by the Information Commissioner.
(a) On 30 June 2006 1,204 FOI complaints were outstanding.
(b) The Information Commissioner's Office measures processing times in terms of calendar dates rather than months.
(i) Of the 1,204 complaints outstanding on 30 June 2006 946 had been outstanding for more than 90 days.
(ii) Of the 1,204 complaints outstanding on 30 June 2006 688 had been outstanding for more than 180 days.
(iii) The answer to (iii) is the same as the answer to (ii).
Written answers Thursday, 20 July 2006
Duchy of Lancaster
Information CommissionerAll Written Answers on 20 Jul 2006
Caroline Spelman (Meriden, Conservative) Hansard source
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what plans the Cabinet Office has to appeal Information Commissioner ruling FS50086128.
Hilary Armstrong (Minister of State, Cabinet Office) Hansard source
The Information Commissioner has recently issued a decision in relation to Freedom of Information requests for this information. A copy of the Information Commissioner's decision notice and the Cabinet Office's disclosure in response to the decision is available on the Cabinet Office website at http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/foi/pdf/murdoch.pdf and in the Library for the reference of Members.
House of LordsFreedom of Information
Lord Avebury (Liberal Democrat)
asked Her Majesty's Government:
For each month from January 2005 to June 2006 (a) how many applications for decision were received by the Information Commissioner's Office under Section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000; (b) how many information notices were issued by the Information Commissioner's Office under Section 51 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for the applications received under Section 50 in that month; and (c) how many decisions or enforcement notices were issued by the Information Commissioner's Office for the applications received under Section 50 in that month.
The information requested has been provided by the Information Commissioner and is set out in the table below.
|Applications under Section 50||Information notices issued under Section 51 for the Section 50 applications||Decision notices or enforcement notices for the Section 50 applications|