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Cabinet Office: Freedom of Information

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN 78417, tabled on 19 November 2021

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what costs have been incurred by the public purse as a result of his Department contesting Freedom of Information requests relating to procurement received by his Department during the covid-19 outbreak, to date.

Answered on

24 November 2021

Responses to all FOI requests are handled in line with the legislation, including applying relevant exemptions where applicable.

The costs of resourcing Freedom of Information requests are met within departmental budgets.

Decision notices issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office, including those about the Cabinet Office’s handling of Freedom of Information requests, can be found on the Information Commissioner’s Office website at

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