Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Questions (200)

Jack Chambers

Question:

200. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of freedom of information requests in which his Department made a decision to deny; and the number in which the Information Commissioner overturned the decision of his Department in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019. [51459/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

My Department reports annually to both the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and the Office of the Information Commissioner on Freedom of Information activity. The Office of the Information Commissioner publish this data in its annual report and the annual reports are available on the OIC’s website - https://www.oic.ie/publications/annual-reports/

The following table outlines the information requested.

FOI Requests - Refused

Year

Total - Refused

OIC - Annulled

2016

92

1

2017

170

2

2018

110

1

2019 - to date 04/12

71

0