A caseload challenge
If you're one of those people who have made a complaint to the Information Commissioner and are still waiting for it to be investigated, you may be interested in the evidence he gave last week to MPs on the Commons Constitutional Affairs Committee, which has now been published.
Discussing the implications for his office of the government's planned changes to freedom of information, Richard Thomas predicted a scenario in which their FOI caseload would double while so far the government has not offered them any extra money to deal with it.
This is an office which, according to the evidence given last week, currently has a backlog of 559 cases. Under the government's plans it would be faced with a flood of new and tricky cases involving issues like who really needs to be in the room when a request is being 'considered'.
Mr Thomas, a man not given to overstatement (or do I mean media soundbites), thinks the situation would be 'challenging'.
Rob Evans, the Guardian's freedom of information expert, gave evidence as well. He also provided the Committee with a list of stories obtained through use of FOI.