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Freedom of Information (FOI) Requests Statistics

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Number of Requests Processed per Month from 2012 

Everyone has the right to request information held by any local authority. In most cases you will be sent the requested information within 20 working days.  Sometimes information may be exempt from disclosure.  There are a number of exemptions set out in the Freedom of Information Act (for example, if the requested information includes personal information). 

The following table gives a breakdown of the number of requests received per month, plus the number and percentage of requests processed within the legal time frame according to FOI request 20 working days, EIR requests 20 working days and Subject Access Request 40 calendar days.  

The table also includes the average number of days it takes to answer a request. 

At the bottom of the page you will find the Authorities Public Disclosure Logs for 2016 and 2017 (up to September 2017).  The Disclosure Log will be updated every 3 months.

Information produced from the Authorities official recording system.  

   

Month

Number Requests  FOI’s, EIR’s SAR’s

Answered within the legal time frame 20/40 Working Days

%Answered within the legal time frame 20/40

Average number of days to answer a Request

         
November 2017         
October 2017        
September 2017 

 175

 171

 98%

 11 days

August 2017 

 189

 174

 92%

 13 days

July 2017 

169

150

89%

 12 days

June 2017

169

163

96%

 9 days

May 2017

189

180

95%

10 days

April 2017

156

143

92%

11 days

March 2017

187

175

94%

13 days

February 2017

189

176

93%

12 days

January 2017

203

197

98%

11 days

December-2016

152

143

94%

12 days

November-2016

207

191

92%

11 days

October-2016

153

146

97%

10 days

September-2016

136

127

94%

11 days

August-2016

145

136

94%

12 days

July-2016

163

155

95%

13 days

June-2016

171

160

94%

15 days

May-2016

172

156

91%

14 days

April-2016

157

147

94%

14 days

March-2016

198

167

84%

17 days

February-2016

149

121

81%

17 days

January-2016

155

137

88%

16 days

December-2015

106

94

87%

15 days

November- 2015

168

140

83%

16 days

October-2015

151

125

83%

17 days

September-2015

146

132

90%

16 days

August-2015

155

128

83%

21 days

July-2015

167

147

88%

16 days

June-2015

168

149

89%

13 days

May-2015

127

116

91%

14 days

April-2015

161

149

93%

16 days

March-2015

177

162

92%

15 days

February-2015

143

127

89%

15 days

January-2015

152

126

83%

16 days

December-2014

117

111

 95% 

15 days

November-2014

136

120

88%

14 days

October-2014

159

144

91%

14 days

September-2014

132

115

87%

16 days

August-2014

164

141

86%

16 days

July-2014

154

128

83%

17 days

June-2014

129

115

89%

16 days

May-2014

134

116

87%

17 days

April-2014

160

144

90%

15 days

March-2014

144

122

85%

17 days

February-2014

180

164

91%

14 days

January-2014

187

174

93%

14 days

December-2013

128

115

90%

16 days

November-2013

216

187

87%

18 days

October-2013

167

145

87%

17 days

September-2013

127

102

80%

14 days

August-2013

112

78

70%

15 days

July-2013

145

117

81%

14 days

June-2013

98

96

98%

14 days

May-2013

113

99

88%

18 days

April-2013

145

131

90%

15 days

March-2013

110

104

95%

15 days

February-2013

108

101

94%

16 days

January-2013

130

125

96%

14 days

December-2012

75

71

95%

15 days

November-2012

102

99

97%

16 days

October-2012

111

108

97%

14 days

September-2012

84

81

96%

12 days

August-2012

122

116

95%

14 days

July-2012

115

107

93%

15 days

June-2012

105

103

98%

14 days

May-2012

115

115

100%

13 days

April-2012

110

109

99%

14 days

March-2012

136

132

97%

14 days

February-2012

120

116

97%

18 days

January-2012

114

113

99%

15 days