Dáil Éireann - Volume 577 - 18 December, 2003

Written Answers. - Freedom of Information.

  116. Mr. Kenny asked the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism the total number of requests for information under the Freedom of Information Acts received by his Department in 2003; the number of requests received per month for 2003; the number of requests received per month for 2002; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31865/03]

  Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism (Mr. O'Donoghue):The total number of Freedom of Information requests received by my Department during the period 1 January 2003 to 16 December 2003 is 101. It should be noted that my Department was established in June 2002. The monthly breakdown since then is as follows:

Number of FOI requests received

Month

2002

2003

January

 21

February

 20

March

 13

April

  9

May

  3

June

 6

  9

July

12

 10

August

12

  4

September

 8

  2

October

22

  6

November

17

  3

December

15

  1

Total

92

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