Posted by: Feargal Hogan
Public Sector Information Holder: Ministry of Justice
Information Asset: Freedom of Information Act 2000: Statistics on implementation in central government
MoJ publishes quarterly reports on the handling of FoI requests across government. But it only does so in PDF format. I would like to have this information (or at least the source data) available in a more accessible and usable format.
At least one government dept has used the MoJ PDF as an excuse not to publish its own data. http://is.gd/vy4X
My ideal solution
One possibility might be a straight excel tabulation.
A slightly better solution would be for each organisation or department to publish regular updates of their own stats as RSS feeds and for MoJ to combine those feeds quarterly into the PDF publication.
What I would do
Depending on the formats provided, I might use it to analyse performance at my pet departments. Or it might be used by someone like whatdotheyknow.com to provide more information about government.