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Freedom of information statistics

Details of the number of freedom of information (FOI) requests received by us.

We undertake the following actions to manage FOI requests:

  1. FOI request is received
  2. The FOI is logged and a deadline date assigned (inline with the FOI Act)
  3. The FOI is passed to the relevant FOI officer to gather the response
  4. The FOI officer responds to the FOI, copying in the relevant section to close the FOI.

Information governance resources

Information governance is operated as a dispersed model within Swansea Council and there are no dedicated posts (as opposed to shared responsibilities and networks) or budget to deal with FOI requests, other than the statutory post of Data Protection Officer on pay band £46,627 - £50,631.

Every department has an identified FOI officer responsible for gathering the data required to respond to a FOI request. These duties are on top of their day-to-day duties.

Number of request and reviews

FOI requests received
 2020/212019/202018/192017/182016/17
Number of requests9831195140213001241
Number of requests answered within deadline*618844970986818
Number of requests answered within 20-40 days195231322233319
Number of requests answered after 40 days96103837594
Number of requests charged for*00000
Number of requests never answered741627610
Number of reviews3038373229

* inline with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000