BBC FOI/EIR requests: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/17/01861
Date received: 13 August 2017
Date responded: 11 September 2017

Information requested

The following information:

'You have disclosed that up to 26 July of this year you have received 21 FOI/EIR requests from the BBC:


Please provide details of these 21 requests and your responses to date.'


Due to the file size of the documents released, copies can be provided on request by emailing, quoting the FOI reference number FOI/17/01861.

Documents released

BBC FOI requests – 1 January to 26 July 2017

Case Ref Summary of request Documents released

1. FOI/17/00010
In relation to meetings between NUS and officials, Ministers and senior civil servants (director level and above) of the SG, from 01/01/2013 to date a) A list of all meetings b) Minutes of and documents prepared for all meetings c) All communications
(Request and response with 3 attachments)

2. FoI/17/00154
Figures on reliability and punctuality for services across the Scottish network. Provide for the most recent four week period. (Request and response)

3. FoI/17/00508
SYFA referrals for listing or considered listing. How many PVG referrals made to DS in each month over the past 12 months. (Request and response)

4. FoI/17/00656
All minutes correspondence briefing papers and emails in relation to and including references to the possibility of giving women from Northern Ireland access to abortions in Scotland's health service free of charge (Request and response)

5. FoI/17/00832
Current Scottish Government guidance on the handling of freedom of information requests (Request and response)

6. FoI/17/00991
All correspondence, minutes and emails in relation to Women accessing abortion after 16 weeks gestation in Scotland, Women taking abortion pills at home,the cost of abortions in Scotland (Request and response with 2 attachments)

7. FoI/17/01045
Please provide all communications and the minutes of meetings between the ministers of the Scottish Government and ministers of the Department of Work and Pensions concerning the closure of job centres in Scotland. Please provide information from 1/4/16 (Request and response with 9 attachments)

8. FoI/17/01245
All emails sent and received by the following SPADs a) Colin McAllister b) Liz Lloyd c) Kate Higgins d) Davie Hutchison e) Stewart Maxwell between 1 May and 1 June 2017 about FOI requests to SG.(Request and response)

9. FoI/17/01320
All written correspondence between the Minister for Finance and Personnel in Northern Ireland (Arlene Foster) and the Minister for Local Government and Community Empowerment (Marco Biagi) during 2015 (Request and response with 2 attachments)

10. FoI/17/01366
Any information relating to correspondence between Minister for Department of Finance and Personnel in Northern Ireland and the SG on same sex marriage, civil partnership and related issues between 1 July 2009 and 1 March 2016 (Request and
response with 1 attachment)

11. FoI/17/01418
Please state what preparatory work has been completed by the Scottish government since June 8th 2017 towards the holding of a new referendum on Scottish Independence. (Request and response)

12. FoI/17/01547
All emails sent and received by following SPADs a) Colin McAllister b) Liz Lloyd c) Kate Higgins d) Davie Hutchison e) Stewart Maxwell Clearing FOI requests made by journalists to the SG between 1 Jan and 30 Jun 2017. (Request and response)

13. FoI/17/00133
6 month and 1 year reconvictions for age bands - 18-49 50-59 60 and over (Request and response)

14. FoI/17/00482
Any correspondence between SG ministers and Moi Ali, former board member of the SPA between 1 Nov 2016 and 27 Feb 2017 Any correspondence between SG ministers mentioning Moi Ali between 1 Nov 2016 and 27 Feb 2017 (Request and
response (with 1 attachment)

15. FoI/17/01313
All correspondence during 2015 from NI First Minister Arlene Foster to the Scottish Government related to same sex marriage and any correspondence amongst SG officials in relation to any request from Ms Foster. (Request and response (with 1 attachment)

16. FoI/17/01316
All correspondence between Marco Biagi MSP and Arlene Foster MLA on curtailing access of Northern Irish citizens to same sex marriage. (Request and response (with 1 attachment)

17. FoI/17/00240
Requesting a copy of DS Compliance Audit Report on SYFA and all relating correspondence and contact with SYFA regarding report. (Request and response (with 2 attachments)

18. FoI/17/00647
Performance figures for services across the country for the original period requested and the subsequent four weekly period. (Request and response)

19. FoI/17/00764
Requesting a copy of the formal response from the UK Government to the Scottish Government on Scotland's Place in Europe paper (letter from David Davis to Mike Russell of 29 March). (Request and response)

20. FoI/17/01068
Number of convicted criminals at large in Scotland back to 2007 and what specific crimes they have been convicted of (Request and response)

21. FoI/17/00171
Request for all correspondence between Philip Hammond of Forth Ports ltd & SG relating to NHs Scotland Productivity. Also, all correspondence relating to Mr Hammond's role on Cabinet Secretary's 2020 Vision Advisory Board (Request and response (with 12 attachments)

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance an exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applies to a small amount of information which has been redacted from some of the enclosed documents because it is personal data of a third party, ie personal mobile phone numbers, and disclosing it would contravene the data protection principles in Schedule 1 to the Data Protection Act 1998. This exemption is not subject to the 'public interest test', so we are not required to consider if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption.

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