Councils have been bombarded with requests for information to appease the folly of certain individuals, or anyone with a grudge.  It has created full time jobs in certain establishments in order to co-ordinate and/or spend days getting information for some ridiculous requests.  It has also had the effect of allowing businesses to ask questions that they can use to pitch their services back to the organisations concerned. 

Why is this idea important?

Your looking for cuts in local government – here is a good and obvious place to start, but it can only be done if the FOI laws are tightened up

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