Number of FOI requests made by BBC: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/17/01752
Date received: 26 July 2017
Date responded: 3 August 2017

Information requested

The number of FOI requests made by the BBC each year since the SNP first came to power.


The information you requested for the period from 1 January 2017 to the date of your request is set out in the following table:

Year Number of FOI requests from the BBC
2008 15
2009 13
2010 15
2011 7
2012 5
2013 12
2014 19
2015 34
2016 44
2017 21

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested for the period from 4 May to 31 December 2007 because the system we use for recording and monitoring FOI requests was introduced from 1 January 2008. The database we used before that date is obsolete and is no longer accessible. This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have this part of the information you have requested.

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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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