I’m always foraging around for secret information that ought to be in the public domain. I will post responses here from my access requests so you can see how well (or badly) the government is honouring its commitment to openness and transparency. You can find more detail about these, and other, requests in the Request Diary.
This is a public resource that should help to reveal those bodies that think they’re above answering the public. The more requests and responses I can collect here, the better, so please let me know if you’ve made any requests and the responses you received.
House of Commons
Decision to publish aggregate totals of MPs’ 07/08 expenses (30 April 2009) New!
Parliamentary Beer and Wood Panel Groups (22 April 2009) New!
Names & Salaries of MPs’ Staff (sent 2 January 2005)
Information Commissioner’s Office
Caseload Database (14 March 2006) - uncorrected, raw data from ICO
Caseload Database (4 August 2005) corrected and proofed
Text of first 10 Decision Notices (1 June 2005)
Crown Prosecution Service
Prosecution rates by crime, outcome and area (27 September 2005)
Number of rape cases vs number prosecuted (23 March 2005)
Number of cases in which CCTV footage is used (October 18, 2004 – Open Govt Code)
Department for Constitutional Affairs
Statute Law Database (18 September 2005)
Cost of security for 2005 election
London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham
Restaurant Inspections (18 February 2005)
WiFi (wireless internet) Contract (2 January 2005)
Kensington & Chelsea
- Harrods Food Hall
Parking Enforcement Contract
Waste Collection Contract
Home Office Coroner’s Unit
Jurisdictions & Contact Details – May 2005
London Fire & Emergency Planning Authority
Fire Safety Inspection Reports (sent 18 February 2005)