Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

1. Does your department record any information about FOI requesters' background, in particular, their occupation (e.g. journalists, academics, civil society, MPs etc.)?
2. If this information is being recorded, can you please provide me with the statistics about the submitted FOI requests and their proportion by requesters' background for the current year 2020? If this information is not available in this form, please, provide it in any held form.
3. Does your department carry out general media monitoring (how the department has been mentioned in the media)?
4. If yes, can you please provide the media monitoring outputs for the current year 2020?
5. Does your department follow and record whether FOI requests submitted to your department were used in the media?
6. If yes, does your department record how FOI requests submitted to your department were used in the media? Can you please, disclose this information/records in any digital form in which you hold it?

Many thanks in advance for your assistance.

Best wishes,
Maria Zuffova

DWP freedom-of-information-requests, Department for Work and Pensions

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Dear Maria Zuffova,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 2nd
December.

Yours sincerely,

DWP Central FoI Team