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Freedom of Information (FOI) Requests Statistics

Here you will find the number of Freedom of Information (FOI) requests processed per month since 2016.

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 one calendar month.  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, 2017, 2018 and 2019. The Disclosure Log will be updated every year.

Information produced from the Authorities official recording system.

Month Number of Requests FOI’s, EIR’s SAR’s Answered within the legal time frame 20/30 Working Days % Answered within the legal time frame 20/30 Average number of days to answer a Request
January 2020 190 184 97% 14 days
December 2019 145 130 90% 15 days
November 2019 198 187 94% 13 days
October 2019 224 207 92% 16 days
September 2019 176 163 93% 15 days
August 2019 204 181 89% 16 days
July 2019 214 195 91% 14 days
June 2019 164 153 93% 14 days
May 2019 176 163 93% 17 days
April 2019 174 166 95% 15 days
March 2019 191 182 95% 13 days
February 2019 159 151 95% 12 days
January 2019 244 230 94% 14 days
December 2018 117 117 100% 9 days
November 2018 192 188 98% 10 days
October 2018 182 176 97% 10 days
September 2018 158 150 95% 13 days
August 2018 200 186 93% 15 days
July 2018 210 195 93% 12 days
June 2018 188 181 96% 12 days
May 2018 200 185 93% 14 days
April 2018 194 184 95% 12 days
March 2018 166 154 93% 15 days
February 2018 177 165 93% 13 days
January 2018 194 193 99% 11 days
December 2017 107 100 93% 14 days
November 2017 176 158 90% 17 days
October 2017 173 165 95% 15 days
September 2017 175 168 96% 12 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

Disclosure Log