Statistical information relating to Scottish Government agencies: FOI release

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


Information requested

1. How many agencies have the Scottish Government created since 2006?
2. Total budget for each agency, for each year of its operation
3. Total number of staff on each agency and their pay
4. How many men, women, disabled and BAME make up each agency?

Response

Question 1:
I enclose a copy of the information you requested for agencies created since 2006. For the purposes of this response, we are defining an ‘agency’ as the following category of public bodies: executive agencies.

I have provided a list of the agencies’ names and when they were created. Please see the attached PDF included in Attachment A.

Question 2:
Some of the information you have requested is available from the Scottish Government website at: https://www.webarchive.org.uk/wayback/archive/20170105064207/https:/www.gov.scot/Topics/Government

In some instances, the budget information may not be held in these records. As such, this information would be available through the Annual Reports published by each agency. Their contact details can be located here: National public bodies: directory - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you. If, however, you do not have internet access to obtain this information from the website(s) listed, then please contact me again and I will send you a paper copy.

Question 3:
Some of the information you have requested is available from the Scottish Government website at: National public bodies: directory - gov.scot (www.gov.scot).

Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you. If, however, you do not have internet access to obtain this information from the website(s) listed, then please contact me again and I will send you a paper copy.

I have also supplied the partial information Scottish Government holds in relation to pay for agency staff. Please find this information attached in Annex B.

Please be aware that the figures supplied do not include all staff employed by the bodies, i.e. contractors. You may wish to contact these organisations who may be able to help you, their contact details can be found at: National public bodies: directory - gov.scot (www.gov.scot).

Question 4:
I have supplied the partial information that Scottish Government holds in relation to the breakdown of gender, disability and BAME staff within agencies created since 2006.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have some of the information you have requested. However, you may wish to contact these organisations who may be able to help you, their contact details can be found at: National public bodies: directory - gov.scot (www.gov.scot). The reasons why we don’t have the information are explained in Annex C to this letter.

About FOI

The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses.

FOI - 202000113297 - Information Released - Annex A, B and C

FOI - 202000113297 - Information Released - Attachment A

FOI - 202000113297 - Information Released - Attachment B

FOI - 202000113297 - Information Released - Attachment C

Contact

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

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG

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