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Government Departments: Freedom of Information

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN 101700, tabled on 11 January 2022

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of Freedom of Information Act requests were (a) referred to and (b) decided by a Minister in the 2021 calendar year.

Answered on

18 January 2022

In line with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, officials will refer to Ministers any requests which require the opinion of a qualified person as to whether or not the exemption at section 36 is engaged.

The Cabinet Office does not gather statistics on the number of referrals made to Ministers.

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Cabinet Office