Deadline to deliver Disclosure Scotland technology platform: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/18/02451  
Date received: 12 September 2018  
Date responded: 10 October 2018
Information requested

The 2018-19 Disclosure Scotland business plan states one of the aims as to ‘Design and deliver a flexible and efficient technology platform which we keep improving’ by September 2018. I would like to request any information including correspondence (emails, typed or handwritten notes, letters, phone calls, minutes of meetings, documents or otherwise) on the topic of meeting or missing this deadline.


Disclosure Scotland’s new Technology platform PASS (Protecting and Safeguarding Scotland) began processing applications in June 2018, therefore meeting the deadline of being delivered by September 2018.

In terms of providing any correspondence relating to this, as this was such a big project we calculate that to do so would take us beyond the upper cost limit of £600.

Under section 12 of FOISA public authorities are not required to comply with a request for information if the authority estimates that the cost of complying would exceed the upper cost limit, which is currently set at £600 by Regulations made under section 12.

You may, however, wish to consider reducing the scope of your request in order that the costs can be brought below £600. 

You may also find it helpful to look at the Scottish Information Commissioner’s ‘Tips for requesting information under FOI and the EIRs’ on his website at:

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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit 
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government 
St Andrew's House 
Regent Road 

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