I refer to my letter dated 17 October asking you to clarify your request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for "Please can you tell me how much the Scottish Government has paid in total to 3X1 media company. Please tell me the date that work with this company began". In particular, I asked you to "it would be helpful to know the timeframe that you are interested in and if there is a specific project that you had in mind".
As you have not responded to my request for clarification, I am unable to proceed further with your request. Under section 1(3) of FOISA, if we ask you to clarify your request so that we can identify and locate the information you are looking for, then we are not obliged to provide that information until you have given us the clarification we require.
However, if you wish to submit a new request which more clearly describes the information you are looking for, we would be able to consider your request and respond in accordance with FOISA. If you need any further advice and assistance to clarify your request, please contact me. You may also find it helpful to look at the Scottish Information Commissioner’s ‘Tips for requesting information under FOI and the EIRs’ on his website at: http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/YourRights/Tipsforrequesters.aspx.
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses.
Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
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