Freedom of information statistics

The following statistics have been produced in line with guidance from the Ministry of Justice.

What is not included

The Council supplies large amounts of information, both on request and proactively, as an established and routine part of its business. This includes information released in the form of leaflets, correspondence exchanges, reports and other published material, and through its website. On the occasions that information is requested, most requests are easily dealt with as part of day-today business. The following statistics does not capture these routine requests as it would be both uninformative and fundamentally unfeasible to monitor all such activity.

What is included

The types of information that are formally treated as FOI request and that are reflected in the following statistics are:

  • those submitted directly or past to the Council's Information Governance Team; and
  • requests for information that do not reflect day-to-day business because they are usually quite voluminous or involve the collation of information from many Council services; and/or
  • the requester has asked that their request be dealt with under the FOI Act.