Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Questions (186)

Barry Cowen

Question:

186. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of freedom of information requests made to his Department in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019; the number of requests fully denied by reason; the number of requests partially denied; the number of appeals made against denials; the number of such appeals upheld; the number of such appeals rejected; the number of requests that required a fee; the amount received for freedom of information requests in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50589/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The information requested by the Deputy is set out in the following table.

2016

2017

2018

2019 to  29.11.2019

No of requests

347

391

535

358

Refused

44

59

61

47

Reason for refusal

Article 15(1): 19

Article 29(1): 6 

Article 30(1): 1

Article 32(1):  1

Article 35(1): 1

Article 36(1):  2

Article 37(1) 11

Article 42(m):  3

Article 11(4):  1

Article 15(1):  28

Article 28(1):  1

Article 29(1): 3

Article 30(1):  1

Article 31(1):  1

Article 35(1):  6

Article 36(1):  5

Article 37(1): 13

Article 11(4): 1

Article 15(1):  34 

Article 28(1) : 1

Article 29(1):  3

Article 30(1):  2

Article 31(1):  3

Article 35(1):  6 

Article 36(1):  2

Article 37(1):  9

Article 15(1):   25  

Article 29(1):   10

Article 31(1):    1   

Article 35(1):    2   

Article 36(1):    2       

Article 37(1):    7

Part grant

108

122

121

100

Appeals

21

45

37

14

Appeal Upheld - decision overturned

0

1

1

0

Decision varied

3

12

7

6

Appeal Rejected- decision confirmed

18

32

29

8

Fees

NIL

NIL

NIL

NIL

Articles

7.1 Prescribed bodies

11.4 Access to records

15.1 Refusal on administrative grounds

28.1 Meetings of Government

29.1 Deliberations of FOI bodies

30.1 Functions and negotiations of FOI bodies

31.1 Parliamentary, court and other matters

32.1 Law enforcement and public safety

35.1 Information obtained in confidence

36.1 Commercially sensitive information

37.1 Personal information