HC Deb 25 March 1981 vol 1 c333W
51. Mr. Greville Janner

asked the Minister for the Civil Service whether it is ever the policy of Government Departments to charge for information requested by members of the public.

Mr. Hayhoe

Yes. A very substantial amount of information is provided to members of the public without any charge at all. But charges are frequently made for copying of documents, extraction of statistics, searches and the like.