Thursday, 9 September 2021

Questions (784)

Matt Carthy

Question:

784. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the number of freedom of information requests responded to by his Department in each of the years 2016 to 2020 and to date in 2021; the number of responses that included documents related to text messages and other phone message communications such as messages sent through an application (details supplied) in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42959/21]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

Since the establishment of my Department in June 2020, my Department received 96 Freedom of Information requests in 2020 and 160 to date in 2021. When releasing records on foot of these requests, the format of communications referred to by the Deputy did not form part of any responses issued.