FOI denials

Iain Overton made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Y Weinyddiaeth Amddiffyn

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Gwrthodwyd y cais gan Y Weinyddiaeth Amddiffyn.

Dear Ministry of Defence,

Based on personal experiences, I am concerned that in a post-Brexit Britain there has been an unannounced and deliberate attempt to prevent open access to government information, as laid out in the Freedom of Information Act.

To this end, I would like to ask the following:

Please can you tell me for two 5 month periods (23 Jan 2015 - 22 June 2016 and 23 June 2016 - 22 Nov 2016):

1. How many Freedom of Information requests your department recieved.
2. How many of these FOI requests were responded to with a formed answer (this does not includ confirmation of reciept answers).
3. How many of these answered FOI responses gave details as requested.
4. How many of these answered FOI responses were refused (for whatever reason - cost, outside the scope of FOI etc. etc.)

If, give the time constraints of FOI you still have time left on the clock, so to speak, can I also ask if you have recieved any internal messaging relating to anything that might be considered a 'go slow' approach to FOIs, or any other memos that would suggest that there has been orders not to answer questions relating to Brexit issues.

Thank you very much for this. Please treat the main 4 questions as the priority in this request.

Yours faithfully,

Iain Overton on behalf of Information Rights Team, Y Weinyddiaeth Amddiffyn

Dear Mr Overton

Your request has been logged under our reference FOI2016/11828 and the
target date for response is 6th January.

Yours sincerely

Information Rights team

CIO-FOI (MULTIUSER), Y Weinyddiaeth Amddiffyn

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Overton,


Please find attached a response to your recent enquiry.


Yours sincerely,


Information Rights Team


Ministry of Defence