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Freedom of Information Requests

Freedom of Information (FOI) statistics and information

The following table gives a breakdown of the number of FOI and Subject Access Requests (SAR) received per quarter, plus the number of requests processed within the legal time frame, which is 20 working days for FOI requests and one calendar month for SARs.

Freedom of Information statistics

Number of Freedom of Information request responses by year and quarter
Number of requests On time Late No response In full Partially Refused Not held
2018
Q1 30 13 12 5 12 8 2 2
Q2 33 21 11 1 17 7 2 5
Q3 31 18 12 1 10 8 1 10
Q4 20 10 9 1 13 2 4 2
Total 114 62 44 8 52 25 9 19
2019
Q1 36 34 2 0 16 9 4 7
Q2 41 41 0 0 16 16 4 5
Q3 40 39 1 0 13 13 9 5
Q4 50 43 0 0 20 6 15 4
Total 167 157 3 0 65 44 32 21
2020
Q1 86 85 1 0 41 11 23 11
Q2 54 49 5 0 23 12 13 6
Q3 59 56 3 0 17 12 24 6
Q4 68 68 0 0 14 18 25 11
Total 267 258 9 0 95 53 85 34
2021
Q1 80 76 4 0 19 15 39 7
Q2 67 65 2 0 13 10 36 8
Q3 65 63 2 0 20 13 17 15
Q4 58 56 2 0 18 12 21 7
Total 270 260 10 0 70 50 113 37
2022
Q1 64 61 3 0 17 13 25 9
Q2 59 59 0 0 9 17 28 5

Subject Access Requests

Number of Subject Access Request responses by year and quarter
Number of requests Extension Applied
2019
Q1 1 0
Q2 3 0
Q3 1 0
Q4 8 2
Total 13 2
2020
Q1 8 1
Q2 7 1
Q3 13 1
Q4 11 1
Total 39 4
2021
Q1 19 3
Q2 10 1
Q3 8 1
Q4 10 1
Total 42 6
2022
Q1 7 0
Q2 4 0

Response appeals

Number of responses appeals requests by year and quarter
Internal Reviews ICO Complaint First Tier Tribunal
2018 5 4 0
2019 9 6 1
2020 26 3 1
2021 24 8 2
2022 34 2 0

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