Dear Department for Exiting the European Union,
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 between 23 June 2016 (or the data that your department was created) - 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.
Dear Mr Overton,
Thank you for your request made under the Freedom of Information Act, our
reference DEX000133. Please find attached our response.
Freedom of Information Team
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