Tuesday, 10 December 2019
Department of Defence
Freedom of Information Data
96. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence 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. [51458/19]
My Department deals with requests for information in accordance with the Freedom of Information legislation. The table below sets out the information requested by the Deputy.
In 2016, the Department had one decision in relation to a request which was part-granted annulled by the Office of the Information Commissioner (OIC) and returned to the Department to undertake a fresh decision process. This decision was then referred to the OIC by the requestor and the decision of the Department was upheld by that Office.
|Number of FOI Requests Refused||19||30||47||40|
|Number of FOI requests Part-Granted||29||37||34||42|
|Number of decisions overturned by the OIC.||1||0||0||0|
In addition, one case is currently under consideration by the Office of the Information Commissioner.