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Number of FOI requests received from the British Broadcasting Corporation: FOI release

Published: 5 Mar 2019

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

Published:
5 Mar 2019
Number of FOI requests received from the British Broadcasting Corporation: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/19/00469
Date received: 14 Feb 2019
Date responded: 1 Mar 2019
Information requested

 

For each calendar year (2016, 2017 and 2018), how many FOI requests has the Scottish Government received from the British Broadcasting Corporation?

 

Response

 

I enclose the information you requested in the Annex showing the number of FOI requests the Scottish Government has recorded for each of the BBC organisations.

You will wish to note that FOISA does not require individuals requesting information to identify whether they represent a particular organisation. Accordingly, the Scottish Government does not require this information to be recorded in our FOI tracker. The table provided contains instances where this has been logged and therefore held but we cannot confirm that the information we hold in relation to your request is both accurate and complete.

 

ANNEX 

 

Year

BBC Organisation

Total

2016

BBC

21

 

BBC News

3

 

BBC Scotland

12

 

BBC Scotland News

8

 

 

44

2017

BBC

16

 

BBC News

5

 

BBC Radio Ulster

1

 

BBC Scotland

7

 

BBC Scotland News

4

 

 

33

2018

BBC

14

 

BBC News

7

 

BBC Scotland

10

 

BBC Scotland News

1

 

 

32

Grand Total

 

109

 

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