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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
 2021/222020/212019/202018/192017/18
Number of requests1,136983119514021300
Number of requests answered within deadline*772618844970986
Number of requests answered within 20-40 days214195231322233
Number of requests answered after 40 days63961038375
Number of requests charged for*00000
Number of requests never answered877416276
Number of reviews4530383732

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

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