Dear Cabinet Office,

1. Please provide the number of FOI requests you received in i) September 2018; ii) October 2018; and iii) November 2018.

2. Please provide for each of the three months in question the number of requests that received a full response. By "full response" I mean one where i) the information was supplied in full; ii) the information was supplied in part; iii) the information was refused in full; iv) the information was refused in part; v) you neither confirmed or denied that the information existed; vi) you claimed that the information was not held.

3. Please specify for the whole three month period the number of responses where you claimed the information was not held.

4. Please provide the number of outstanding FOI requests for internal review you have yet to respond to in substantive terms.

5. Please provide the longest time taken to respond to a single FOI request for internal review in the past six months.

Yours faithfully,

D Moore

J Roberts left an annotation ()

The Cabinet Office is renowned for its tardiness in respondng to FOI requests:

"26. ...The Cabinet Office did not inform him of the outcome of the review until 26 March 2018, some 146 working days later. (This is despite the fact that the complainant contacted the Cabinet Office on 13 November and 4 December 2017 in order to chase up the status of the internal review; no response was sent to these emails)."

Things don't seem any different in its dealings with the Commissioner:

"The Commissioner wishes to place on record the fact that the Cabinet Office’s failure to respond to her enquires about complaints made under
section 50 of FOIA in a timely manner significantly undermines her ability to reach a decision in a swift and efficient manner."

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D. Moore left an annotation ()

" I can confirm the Cabinet Office currently has 61 outstanding Internal Review requests yet to be responded to in substantive terms; and the longest time taken to respond to an individual Interna Review request received in the past 6 months is 148 days (104 working days)."

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