Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Ceisteanna (509)

Jack Chambers

Ceist:

509. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of freedom of information requests in which his Department made a decision to deny; and the number in which the Information Commissioner overturned the decision of his Department in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019. [51456/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

The number of Freedom of Information (FOI) requests refused by my Department, where the decision was subsequently annulled by the Office of the Information Commissioner (OIC) for the period 2016 to 2019, is set out in the following table.

No. of FOI Requests Refused*

No. Annulled by OIC

2016

45*

0

2017

48*

1

2018

91

1

2019 (up to 3 Dec.),

173*

1

*figure includes requests carried forward from the previous year.