Percentage of FOI requests supplied free of charge: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/17/02932
Date received: 10 November 2017
Date responded: 7 December 2017

Information requested

During 2017 (to date) what percentage from the total FOI requests were supplied free of charge and what percentage was charged?


Although FOISA includes a provision which allows public authorities, including the Scottish Government, to charge a fee for responding to a request the Scottish Government's policy is not to charge applicants for providing information in response to a request. In all cases (therefore 100%), where the Scottish Government has responded to an FOI request this has been free of charge.

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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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