Question to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities:
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Greenhalgh on 22 June (HL772), what proportion of responses to freedom of information requests made to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities were completed and communicated to the requester within 20 working days during the first quarter of 2022.
The Cabinet Office has responsibility for Freedom of Information policy in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and publishes information on the handling of requests (attached): https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/freedom-of-information-statistics-january-to-march-2022
During the first quarter of 2022 the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities received 243 requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act and Environmental Information Regulations. Of these requests, 91% were responded to within 20 working days, or a permitted extension.