Total number of FOI responses released and published: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/18/03227
Date received: 29 October 2018
Date responded: 13 November 2018
Information requested

You asked for:

With reference to FOI/18/02983, the Scottish Government “aim is to publish information {responses to FOI requests} on the same day as the response to the FOI is released.”

For the months of:

August 2018

September 2018

October 2018

Please provide, for each month (A) the total number of FOI responses released; and (B) the number of FOI responses published on the same day as the FOI release.


The answer to the part of your question referenced (A) is:

August 2018 – 239

September 2018 – 274

Up to 29 October 2018 – 410

The information you have requested referenced (B) is available from the Publications folder on – more specifically:

You can compile the information that you have requested by comparing the publication date with the release date on the website. 

Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you.  We have no business need (or legal duty) to collate such information, therefore we do not do so.

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Central Enquiry Unit 
Phone: 0300 244 4000 

The Scottish Government 
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