Policy on FOI requests

Dan made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Public Health England

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

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Dear Public Health England,

As someone who has previously worked for public sector bodies I was advised by a civil servant that the default position of PHE and others was to resist FOI requests.

Please can you confirm the policy on this matter and
State what measures you take to ensure that this policy is monitored and enforced.

Please can you also provide details on the number of requests received over the last 3 years and the number of those that were resisted.

I would assume that for governance purposes these can be broken down in to categories of reasons. Please provide this breakdown as well.

Yours faithfully,

Dan

FOI, Public Health England

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Freedom of Information Officer
Public Health England
www.gov.uk/phe

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FOI, Public Health England

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Please find attached Public Health England’s response to your request for information.

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Freedom of Information Officer
Public Health England
www.gov.uk/phe
Tel: 020 8327 6920

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