Government ‘getting worse over FOI requests’ | Media | guardian.co.uk

The government is rejecting increasing numbers of freedom of information requests, according to research published today.

The worst-offending department was the Cabinet Office, which refused more than half of requests filed in the third quarter of 2009, according to an analysis of Ministry of Justice figures by Sweet & Maxwell, the Thomson Reuters-owned legal information provider.

Some 22% of FOI requests were refused in the most recent three-month period on record, up from 18% in 2005, the first full year that the Freedom of Information Act came into force

via Government ‘getting worse over FOI requests’ | Media | guardian.co.uk.

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~ by Gary Austin on February 10, 2010.

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