Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Ceisteanna (588)

Jack Chambers

Ceist:

588. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development 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. [51467/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Rural)

My Department was established on 19 July 2017 and since that date has received the following numbers of Freedom of Information requests:

- 2017: 14

- 2018: 58

- 2019: 76 (at 02/12/2019)

Refusal of access to records, either partially or in full, occurred as below:

- 2017: 5 (3 part-granted, 2 refused)

- 2018: 26 (12 part-granted, 14 refused)

- 2019: 14 (6 part-granted, 8 refused)

To date, there have been no instances where the Information Commissioner has overturned a decision of my Department.