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 30 April 2009

FOI statistics on implementation in central government

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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.

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 to provide more information about government.

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