National Statistics

Freedom of Information statistics: July to September 2016

This page gives Freedom of Information statistics for central government bodies from July to September 2016.



The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI Act) and the associated Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIRs) came fully into force on 1 January 2005.

This bulletin presents statistics on their implementation within the central government monitored bodies for the quarterly period of July to September 2016.

Statistics standards and policies

Cabinet Office official statistics are governed by the standards set out by the UK Statistics Authority in their code of practice. This can be found in our statistics standards and policies.

Further detail on the production of the FOI statistics can be found on our FOI statistics supporting documents page.

Freedom of Information statistics were assessed against the Code of Practice for Official Statistics during 2016 by the UKSA. An assessment report was published in July 2016. The Authority judged that FOI Statistics may continue to be designated as National Statistics, subject to implementation of the requirements listed in the assessment report by March 2017.

Cabinet office have published a development plan of its proposed actions to respond to the identified requirements and to ensure the increased trustworthiness, quality and public value of FOI statistics.

Tell us what you think

We would welcome views on Freedom of Information Statistics. Please fill out our user feedback form or email us at

Feedback received will contribute to future development of these statistics. We have made some improvements to the format of our quarterly FOI statistics bulletin. We would welcome views on the change in format alongside any other feedback on the content of this publication.

Published 15 December 2016