Clueless councillors in Boston have been questioning how much Freedom of Information costs them. 

Seriously, read the quotes in the article. It’s like they’ve never heard of it before.

The Boston Standard report:

Senior councillors have raised concerns at having to answer too many requests for information.

It was revealed during Boston Borough Council’s cabinet meeting today (Wednesday) that the council received 128 Freedom of Information requests between October 2012 to December 2012 an increase of 37 from 91 the previous year.

Councillor Raymond Singleton-McGuire said the council is trying to deal with requests as efficiently as possible and pointed to the fact it took an average of 9.5 days to respond to requests this quarter, with only one not responded to within the statutory time limit.

You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.