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 30 April 2009

FOI statistics on implementation in central government

Posted in: RSS Feed | XML              

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Posted by: Feargal Hogan

Public Sector Information Holder: Ministry of Justice

Information Asset: Freedom of Information Act 2000: Statistics on implementation in central government

The problem

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.

Posted at Thursday, 30 April 2009 10:14:24 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  Comments [0] #   

 22 July 2008

DEFRA News

Posted in: ATOM Feed | RSS Feed | DEFRA              

5 Supporters so far - add your name

Posted by: Peter Clutton-Brock, 2moroX

Public Sector Information Holder: DEFRA

Information Asset: DEFRA news

The problem

There is no RSS feed for the news on the DEFRA news site (and other government departments).

My ideal solution

It would be great if Government departments (especially DEFRA) had an RSS feed for their news. It would be even better if there was a selection of feeds for different topics.

What I would do

I am setting up a social news site for government related news on sustainable development. The RSS feed (links only) would be fed into this site and discussed and rated by the community.

Posted at Tuesday, 22 July 2008 20:42:50 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  Comments [0] #