Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Ceisteanna (358)

Stephen Donnelly

Ceist:

358. Deputy Stephen S. Donnelly asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of freedom of information requests her Department has received in the past eight years; the number of which were accepted without further escalation and not accepted respectively; the number requested which were not accepted that were escalated to the Information Commissioner; the number of which the Information Commissioner ruled in favour of the person requesting the freedom of information; the number of which the Information Commissioner ruled against her Department; the number her Department appealed to the High Court; the number the High Court ruled against her Department in favour of the applicant; the number which were then brought to the Court of Appeal by her Department; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9286/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Business)

The information requested by the Deputy relating to the freedom of information (FOI) requests received by my Department and its Offices over the period 2010 to 2017 is set out in the following tables.

None of the FOI request received in my Department during the period in question have been the subject of proceedings in the High Court.

  FOI Requests Received by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation (DBEI) over the Period 2010 - 2017

Year

Total Number of FOI Requests Received*

Total Number of FOI Requests Granted

Total Number of FOI Requests Part Granted

Total Number of FOI Requests Refused

Total Number of Requests for Internal Review Received

2010

130

31

49

13

3

2011

79

28

28

9

3

2012

86

26

36

12

4

2013

52

17

11

9

2

2014

72

19

18

8

3

2015

211

58

39

30

19

2016

218

61

50

28

11

2017

310

48

87

45

13

Total

1,158

288

318

154

58

* This includes FOI requests received which were subsequently transferred to other Departments and FOI Requests which were subsequently withdrawn.

FOI Requests Dealt with by DBEI which were appealed to Office of the Information Commissioner (OIC) over the Period 2010 - 2017

Year  

Total Number of FOI Requests Dealt with by DBEI which were appealed to Office of the Information Commissioner (OIC)

Total Number of FOI Requests which were affirmed by OIC

Total Number of FOI Requests which were partly affirmed by OIC  

Total Number of FOI Requests in which appeal to OIC was not accepted or   application was withdrawn

2010

3

1

 

2

2011

2

 

 

2

2012

4

3

 

1

20133

3

 

2

1

2014

2

1

1

 

2015

3

2

1

 

2016

1

 

 

1

2017

0

 

 

 

Total

18

7

4

7