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Information Governance

FOI Compliance Statistics

The University publishes statistics relating to the handling of requests made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA2000). This is in accordance with the Freedom of Information Code of Practice 2018. We publish these statistics quarterly.

The next figures will be published in July 2021 for the April to June quarter:

2021 January-March
Number of requests received 84
Requests not processed 0
Average number of working days taken to respond 13
Requests processed in full 32
Number of requests where deadline was extended, or where processing took longer than the statutory deadline 2
Number of requests refused in full 29
Number of requests where information was not held at all 6
Number of granted in part and refused in part 14
Withdrawn by requestor 3
Requests referred for internal review (published annually in January)
2020 January-April May-August September-December
Number of requests received 82 72 93
Requests not processed 1 0 0
Average number of working days taken to respond 10 14 16
Requests processed in full 46 28 42
Number of requests where deadline was extended, or where processing took longer than the statutory deadline 1 1 3
Number of requests refused in full 14 14 21
Number of requests where information was not held at all 5 2 4
Number of granted in part and refused in part 12 24 15
Withdrawn by requestor 4 4 1
Requests referred for internal review (published annually in January) 2 2 3
2019 January-April May-August September-December
Number of requests received 94 89 88
Requests not processed 0 0 0
Average number of working days taken to respond 12 12 12
Requests processed in full 29 36 31
Number of requests where deadline was extended, or where processing took longer than the statutory deadline 2 2 2
Number of requests refused in full 11 15 13
Number of requests where information was not held at all 10 11 8
Number of granted in part and refused in part 42 34 32
Withdrawn by requestor 2 3 4
Requests referred for internal review (published annually in January) 1 2 2

For further information about FOI at Teesside University, email foi@tees.ac.uk or telephone: 01642 384020.