Thursday, 20 June 2019

Ceisteanna (32)

Jonathan O'Brien

Ceist:

32. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of freedom of information requests made to his Department and bodies under his aegis that were granted, part-granted and refused in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25831/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

The information which has been requested by the Deputy in respect of my Department and the bodies under its aegis is set out below:

Organisation

Number of FOI Requests Granted in 2018 

Number of FOI Requests Part Granted in 2018 

Number of FOI Requests Refused in 2018

Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

60

68

67

Office of Public Works

29

36

39

Office of the Ombudsman

3

2

13

Public Appointments Service

59

23

13

National Shared Services Office

21

0

4

Office of the National Lottery Regulator

0

4

4

More generally, the Deputy may wish to note that the Annual Report of the Office of the Information Commissioner includes Freedom of Information statistics for all public bodies.  I understand that the Office of the Information Commissioner’s report for 2018 will be available in the coming weeks and will be found at the following link:  https://www.oic.ie/publications/annual-reports/