Freedom of information requests

Freedom of information compliance Statistics

We publish statistics on how we handle requests made under the Freedom of information Act 2000 (FOIA2000) and Environmental Information Regulation 2004. This is in accordance with the Freedom of Information Code of Practice 2018. This is in line with the ICO Freedom of Information Code of Practice, Section 8 Publication Schemes (paragraphs 8.5 and 8.6).

We publish this data a month after the end of the quarter. This is because we have up to 20 working days to respond to FOI and EIR requests. This gives us enough time to capture the outcome of all the requests made in that quarter.

Information overview

2021/22 April to June
Number of FOI/EIR requests received 168
Number of FOI/EIR requests completed within 20 working days 150
Percentage of requests completed within 20 working days 89%
Number of requests withdrawn by requester of awaiting clarification 9
Number of requests granted in full 59
Number of requests refused in full 51
Number of requests granted in part and refused in part 49
Number of requests where information was not held 38
Number of internal reviews 2
2021/22 July to September
Number of FOI/EIR requests received 179
Number of FOI/EIR requests completed within 20 working days 169
Percentage of requests completed within 20 working days 94%
Number of requests withdrawn by requester of awaiting clarification 6
Number of requests granted in full 63
Number of requests refused in full 48
Number of requests granted in part and refused in part 59
Number of requests where information was not held 32
Number of internal reviews 2
2021/22 October to December
Number of FOI/EIR requests received 151
Number of FOI/EIR requests completed within 20 working days 149
Percentage of requests completed within 20 working days 99%
Number of requests withdrawn by requester of awaiting clarification 1
Number of requests granted in full 52
Number of requests refused in full 49
Number of requests granted in part and refused in part 23
Number of requests where information was not held 31
Number of internal reviews 0
2021/22 January to March
Number of FOI/EIR requests received 188
Number of FOI/EIR requests completed within 20 working days 182
Percentage of requests completed within 20 working days 97%
Number of requests withdrawn by requester of awaiting clarification 4
Number of requests granted in full 83
Number of requests refused in full 60
Number of requests granted in part and refused in part 41
Number of requests where information was not held 49
Number of internal reviews 6
2021/22 Total 2020/21
Number of FOI/EIR requests received 686
Number of FOI/EIR requests completed within 20 working days 650
Percentage of requests completed within 20 working days 95%
Number of requests withdrawn by requester of awaiting clarification 20
Number of requests granted in full 257
Number of requests refused in full 208
Number of requests granted in part and refused in part 172
Number of requests where information was not held 150
Number of internal reviews 10
2021/22 April to June July to September October to December January to March Total 2020/21
2021/22: Number of FOI/EIR requests received 168 179 151 188 686
2021/22: Number of FOI/EIR requests completed within 20 working days 150 169 149 182 650
2021/22: Percentage of requests completed within 20 working days 89% 94% 99% 97% 95%
2021/22: Number of requests withdrawn by requester of awaiting clarification 9 6 1 4 20
2021/22: Number of requests granted in full 59 63 52 83 257
2021/22: Number of requests refused in full 51 48 49 60 208
2021/22: Number of requests granted in part and refused in part 49 59 23 41 172
2021/22: Number of requests where information was not held 38 32 31 49 150
2021/22: Number of internal reviews 2 2 0 6 10

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