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Publication of Freedom of Information requests: FOI release

Published: 5 Mar 2020

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Published:
5 Mar 2020
Publication of Freedom of Information requests: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000014692
Date received: 4 Feb 2020
Date responded: 3 Mar 2020
Information requested

 

  • "How many responses to Freedom of Information requests are currently awaiting publication?
  • Over the past 12 months, how many FOI responses have been awaiting publication for (a) less than a month, (b) 1-6 months and (c) more than 6 months?
  • Please provide a copy of communications discussing delays of greater than 3 months in publishing those FOIs listed above".
Response


How many responses to Freedom of Information requests are currently awaiting publication?
On 4th February 2020 there were 9 Freedom of Information requests awaiting publication

Over the past 12 months, how may FOI responses have been awaiting publication for (a) less than a month, (b) 1-6 months and (c) more than 6 months?
We have published 1,623 responses in the 12 months to 4 February 2020. Having interrogated the website data, information relating to the timescales taken to publish is shown in the table below:

Timescale No. of Responses % of Total (1623)
Under a month 1,588 98
1-6 months 33 2
6 months+  2 0


Please provide a copy of communications discussing delays of greater than 3 months in publishing those FOIs listed above.
The Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested. As part of its commitment to openness and transparency, the Scottish Government publishes FOI responses in which information is released, and aims to do so as quickly as possible after a response is issued.

However, there is no statutory requirement to do so - and no requirement to publish within a given timescale. As such, we do not routinely retain information about any 'delays' to publication. This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.

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Contact

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Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

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