Dáil Éireann - Volume 625 - 19 October, 2006
Written Answers. - Freedom of Information.
Mr. Quinn Mr. Quinn
Mr. Quinn asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the number of requests under the Freedom of Information Acts received by his Department in each year from 2002 to 2005 and to date in 2006; the amount of money received in application fees for each year; the amount of money received in information retrieval fees for each year; the percentage of requests coming from journalists in each year; the percentage of retrieval fees that were charged to journalists rather than members of the public; the percentage of requests from journalists for which a retrieval fee was charged; the percentage of requests from members of the public for which a retrieval fee was charged; the average retrieval fee charged; the median retrieval fee charged; the number of cases in which the retrieval fee was waived; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33716/06]
Mr. McDowell Mr. McDowell
Mr. McDowell: The tabular statement outlines the statistical information requested by the Deputy regarding requests received under the Freedom of Information Acts by my Department. The information set out in the following table in relation to fees charged is based on the best information available and may be subject to review.
 My Department is committed to the full implementation of the Freedom of Information Acts.
Dáil Éireann 625 Written Answers. Freedom of Information.