Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Questions (623)

Jack Chambers

Question:

623. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of freedom of information requests in which her Department made a decision to deny; and the number in which the Information Commissioner overturned the decision of her Department in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019. [51460/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The information requested by the Deputy is set out in the attached tabular statement.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.

Tabular Statement

FOI Requests Received: 2016 to End November, 2019

Year

Total Received

Refused

OIC overturned

2016

2,089

104

0

2017

2,443

166

1

2018

2,510

369

3

2019 *

2,209

163

0

* All figures provided for 2019 are preliminary