Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Freedom of Information

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered am ar 2 Mai 2024.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Photo of Navendu Mishra Navendu Mishra Llafur, Stockport

To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, what the average time taken by his Department to respond to a freedom of information (FOI) request was in each of the last five years; how many and what proportion of FOI requests his Department did not answer within the target time in each of the last five years; and how many FOI requests to his Department have not been answered within the target time as of 24 April 2024.

Photo of David Rutley David Rutley Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The FCDO takes its responsibilities under the Freedom of Information Act very seriously and will continue to strive to answer Freedom of Information (FOI) requests within the required timescales.

1. Number of cases received and answered on time 2019 - 2023

Year

Department

Total Number of FOI requests

Total Number answered on time

% on time

2019

FCO

1229

1146

93%

DfID

436

430

99%

2020

FCO

828

665

80%

DfID

288

283

98%

FCDO

352

277

79%

2021

FCDO

1245

1080

87%

2022

FCDO

1214

956

79%

2023

FCDO

1362

866

64%

2. Number of cases received and answered on time 2024 - to date

Year

Department

Total number of FOI requests closed to date

Total number answered on time to date

% answered on time

2024 to date

FCDO

334

212

63%

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