Number of FOI requests

FOI request reference: F0045422
Publication date: April 2016


Please confirm, for each of the last five calendar years (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015):

How many Freedom of Information Requests did the National Archives receive?

How many of these requests resulted in full disclosure of the requested information?

How many requests resulted in partial disclosure?

How many requests were rejected?


Not Successful


Information about the number of FOI requests received by The National Archives each year can be found here: can request the information in different formats using this website.

Section 21(1) of the FOIA does not oblige a public authority to provide information in response to a request if it is already reasonably accessible by other means.[1]

[1] Further guidance on Section 21 can be found at: