Preliminary Analysis of Data Relating to the Processing of Freedom of Information Act Requests Received by the UK Ministry of Defence
Alasdair S. Roberts
Suffolk University Law School
May 10, 2009
Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 09-27
This research note provides a preliminary analysis of data relating to the processing of 15,627 Freedom of Information Act requests received by the UK Ministry of Defence between January 1, 2005 and December 31, 2008. It includes a description of trends in the volume of requests by applicant type, the categorization and disposition of requests, and time required to respond to requests. The main aim is to provide researchers with an intimation of what might be done with data that is collected within departments' FOIA management systems, and released under FOIA.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 16
Keywords: Freedom of Information, Access to Information, Right to Information, Transparency, Implementation, United Kingdomworking papers series
Date posted: April 18, 2009 ; Last revised: May 13, 2009
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