Publication - FOI/EIR release

Water coolers/fountains and bottled water: FOI release

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

Published:
5 Dec 2018
Water coolers/fountains and bottled water: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/18/03381
Date received: 14 November 2018
Date responded: 26 November 2018
 
Information requested
 

You asked for:

Details of any Scottish Government payments on bottled water in the last three years, including a full breakdown of the costs, quantity and date purchased.

Response

Water coolers/fountains

All water coolers/fountains used in Scottish Government premises are connected to the mains water supply and chill filtered for use. The Scottish Government ceased using bottled water on these types of machine prior to the period of your enquiry.

Bottled Water

The answer to your question is while our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested. The reasons why we don’t have this information are explained below.

Reasons for not providing information

The Scottish Government does not have the information.

The Scottish Government does not have the information you have asked for because the Scottish Government is not responsible for the purchasing of bottled water. This is purchased by the Catering Contractor and we do not hold this information. This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.     

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Contact

Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit 
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000 


The Scottish Government 
St Andrew's House 
Regent Road 
Edinburgh 
EH1 3DG