FOI requests declined due to unreasonable costs: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/17/02992
Date received: 9 December 2017
Date responded: 22 December 2017

Information requested

In each of the last three years, what proportion of FOI requests made to the Scottish Government and its associated agencies have been declined on the basis that fulfilling the requests would incur unreasonable costs?


All of the information you have requested is detailed in the table below:

Year FOI Requests Total Number Number of requests where upper cost limit applied under Section 12 of FOISA Percentage
2015 2155 107 4,9%
2016 2103 71 3 %
2017 (to 9th December) 2948 129 4,3%

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Central Enquiry Unit
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The Scottish Government
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