Every FOI request costs money. Interestingly, the leader of Tyneside Council, when interviewed about the principle of such requests, branded FOI-Requesters as, in the main, "...lazy busybodies...wanting excitement in their lives" and it would be unfortunate were local and genuine any Marple issues to be tarred with the same sort of brush with requests which don't really say anything of real value. Or do they? Has anyone seen a FOI request anywhere and thought "Wow - I never knew that!!" ?