Written answers

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Department of Health

Freedom of Information Data

Photo of Dara CallearyDara Calleary (Mayo, Fianna Fail)
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244. To ask the Minister for Health the number of freedom of information requests received by his Department in each of the years 2013 to 2017; the average time taken in these years to complete the requests by his Department; the number of requests to his Department for these years that ran beyond the deadline for the request; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6894/18]

Photo of Simon HarrisSimon Harris (Wicklow, Fine Gael)
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Time spent dealing with Freedom of Information Requests forms part of the normal duties of officials in my Department and the time spent processing such requests is not monitored separately.

My Department endeavours to comply with the legislation in relation to the time-frame for completing requests (i.e. 20 working days from the date of receipt of the request). Information in relation to the number of requests which may not have been completed within this time-frame is not available.

Number of FOI Requests Received240235348317351


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