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Right to Information Act 2009 (No. 70 of 2009)
Requested:  25 Nov 2014
Consolidated as at:  29 Feb 2012

53. Reporting

      (1) The Secretary of the Department must, as soon as practicable after the end of each financial year, prepare a report on the administration of this Act showing, in particular –

(a) the number of applications made under Part 2 and the public authorities or Ministers that received the applications; and

(b) the number of applications under Part 2 that were refused and the provisions of this Act under which they were refused; and

(c) the number of applications under this Act where the information requested was exempt information or part of the information was exempt information and the provision under which it was exempt; and

(d) the number of applications for internal review under section 43 and the results of those applications; and

(e) a list of the Acts and sections of those Acts which exempt information or public authorities from the provisions of this Act; and

(f) the number of applications for review made to the Ombudsman under Part 4 and the results of those applications.

      (2) The Secretary of the Department must give the report prepared in accordance with subsection (1) to the Minister who must table it in both Houses of Parliament within 10 sitting-days of its receipt.

      (3) The Ombudsman is to provide a report to Parliament about the operation of this Act and any related matters he or she decides are relevant.

      (4) The report referred to in subsection (3) is to be contained in the annual report of the Ombudsman under section 30 of the Ombudsman Act 1978.



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