FOI requests that carried charges of over £50: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/17/02934
Date received: 13 November 2017
Date responded: 7 December 2017

Information requested

  • Within the following years how many FOI inquiries did you receive and what percentage of these carried a financial invoice/charge? The years being 2014,2015,2016,2017 (to date).

  • Regarding the FOI inquiries during 2014,2015,2016, 2017 (to date) confirm the total Foi handled is as per the answers above and advise what percentage of these annual totals carried charges of over £50 and if there is a balance between the nil charge and over £50 please advise what percentage this figure represents of the total i.e. nil to £49.99.


The number of requests received are as follows:

Year No Requests
2014 2061
2015 2155
2016 2103
2017 (to 13/11/17) 2261

None of these requests carried a financial invoice/charge. Therefore 0% of the annual total requests carried charges over £50 or between nil to £49.99.

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