Derby City Council received 939 Freedom of Information requests last year it has been revealed. 

The overall cost of the requests came to £31,000, which the council leader isn’t happy about.

This is Derbyshire report:

Derby City Council dealt with 939 Freedom of Information requests last year – costing £31,500.

The authority is now urging people to think carefully before submitting unusual FOI requests for information unrelated to council business.

Many of the requests submitted between October 2011 and October 2012 were for information on council policy issues or the way funding is allocated.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.