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Iain Overton made this Freedom of Information request to Ministry of Justice

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Dear Ministry of Justice,

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

Yours faithfully,

Iain Overton

Malvo, Kathleen, Ministry of Justice

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Dear Mr Overton,

 

Please find attached acknowledgement to your recent FOI request.

 

Regards

 

Kathy

 

Data Access and Compliance Unit

 

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Dear Mr Overton,

 

Please find attached reply to your recent FOI request.

 

Regards

 

Kathy

 

Data Access and Compliance Unit

 

This e-mail (and any attachment) is intended only for the attention of
the addressee(s). Its unauthorised use, disclosure, storage or copying
is not permitted. If you are not the intended recipient, please destroy
all
copies and inform the sender by return e-mail.

Internet e-mail is not a secure medium. Any reply to this message
could be intercepted and read by someone else. Please bear that in
mind when deciding whether to send material in response to this message
by e-mail.

This e-mail (whether you are the sender or the recipient) may be
monitored, recorded and retained by the Ministry of Justice. E-mail
monitoring / blocking software may be used, and e-mail content may be
read at any time. You have a responsibility to ensure laws are not
broken when composing or forwarding e-mails and their contents.