The response of the MOJ is copied below.
The appropriate limit
The 'appropriate limit', for the purposes of section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act has been set at:
- £600 for central government and Parliament.
- The hourly rate is set at £25 per person per hour.
- determining whether it holds the information requested
- locating the information or documents containing the information
- retrieving such information or documents
- extracting the information from the document containing it.