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Correspondence from Members of Parliament since 2016: FOI release

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

Published:
22 Jun 2018
Correspondence from Members of Parliament since 2016: FOI release

FOI reference: FOI/18/01449
Date received: 23 May 2018
Date responded: 21 June 2018

Information requested

MSP Correspondence: How many enquiries were made to the Scottish Government in (a) 2016/17 and (b) 2017/18, and for both years, how many responses were issued after 20 working days?

Response

The answer to your question is;

In 2016/17 I can confirm that 5153 pieces of correspondence from MSPs were added to the Scottish Government Ministerial and Corporate Correspondence System (MACCS), of which 88% were responded to on time and 625 received a response outwith 20 working days.

In 2017/18 I can confirm that 5944 pieces of correspondence from MSPs were added to MACCS, of which 90% were responded to on time and 589 received a response outwith 20 working days.

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