Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Questions (481)

Jack Chambers

Question:

481. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine 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. [51453/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The number of Freedom of Information requests refused by my Department from 2016 to date is set out below.

2016 - 44

2017 - 59

2018 - 61

2019 - 48 (to 04/12/2019)

The Office of the Information Commission overturned one request in 2016 and two in 2018. No decisions were overturned in 2017 or in 2019 to date, but investigations are currently ongoing in respect of two appeals submitted during 2019.