Applications about sector

While, for most sectors, the proportion of applications remained broadly consistent with previous years, there was a significant rise in the number of applications received in relation to the 'Other' public body category. In 2009 this category accounted for 12% of all applications to the Commissioner.

The 'Other' public body category comprises a wide range of organisations, many of which are listed under Part 7 of Schedule 1 to the Act. No single authority was solely responsible for this rise, with an increase in applications experienced in relation to a small number of bodies across the sector.