Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Ceisteanna (166)

Barry Cowen

Ceist:

166. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Health the number of freedom of information requests made to his Department in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019; the number of requests fully denied by reason; the number of requests partially denied; the number of appeals made against denials; the number of such appeals upheld; the number of such appeals rejected; the number of requests that required a fee; the amount received for freedom of information requests in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50599/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The information requested by the Deputy is contained in the following table.

Reasons for refusals would have been in accordance with the exemptions contained in the Freedom of Information Act 2014.

FOI STATISTICS 2016 – 2019 TO DATE

2016

2017

2018

2019 TO DATE

Received (includes requests that may have been withdrawn, referred to another FOI body or material released on an administrative basis)

317

351

480

560

Granted

75

67

117

128

Part-Granted

111

126

157

157

Refused

73

84

126

132

Active

0

0

0

72

Internally Reviewed

6

7

7

9

Affirmed

4

2

2

3

Varied

2

5

2

6

Annulled

0

0

3

0

Active

0

0

0

0

Appealed to the Office of the Information Commissioner

3

4

1

2

Affirmed

1

1

0

0

Varied

0

3

0

0

Annulled

0

0

0

0

Agreement reached between parties

2

0

0

0

Active

0

0

1

2

Amount Received in Fees

€750

€1,174.97

€214

€1,090