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Number of requests withdrawn by requester of awaiting clarification 9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
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Number of requests withdrawn by requester of awaiting clarification 6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
2021/22 Total 2020/21
Number of FOI/EIR requests received 347
Number of FOI/EIR requests completed within 20 working days 319
Percentage of requests completed within 20 working days 92%
Number of requests withdrawn by requester of awaiting clarification 15
Number of requests granted in full 122
Number of requests refused in full 99
Number of requests granted in part and refused in part 108
Number of requests where information was not held 70
Number of internal reviews
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     347 
2021/22: Number of FOI/EIR requests completed within 20 working days 150 169     319 
2021/22: Percentage of requests completed within 20 working days 89% 94%     92% 
2021/22: Number of requests withdrawn by requester of awaiting clarification 9 6     15 
2021/22: Number of requests granted in full 59 63     122 
2021/22: Number of requests refused in full 51 48     99 
2021/22: Number of requests granted in part and refused in part 49 59     108 
2021/22: Number of requests where information was not held 38 32     70 
2021/22: Number of internal reviews          

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