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Request made regarding environmental information: FOI release

Published: 15 Jun 2021

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

Published:
15 Jun 2021
Request made regarding environmental information: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100206694
Date received: 26 May 2021
Date responded: 13 Jun 2021
Information requested

How many requests you received that related to:-

  • Environment
  • Building standards
  • Drains
  • Smokefree sites

In the past 3 years- from anyone ie any requester.

Response

The number of information requests made in each of the last 3 financial years are shown in the table below.

You may wish to note that all requests for environmental information are handled under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (the EIRs) and are recorded as such on our case handling system. The 'Environment' row therefore represents all requests that related to any aspect of the environment and were handled under the EIRs.

For the other 3 categories, I have searched the case summaries of all information requests registered on our case handling system for 'building', 'drain' and 'smok'. These returned wider sets of results than the topics about which you asked (for example 'building' also returned requests relating to flags and 'smok' returned requests relating to deaths of smokers). I have then checked the case summary details of all the cases found by this wider search and extracted the numbers relating to your specific requests from those larger numbers.

Topic

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

Environment

624

584

512

Building

standards

6

7

3

Drains

5

4

1

Smokefree sites

1

0

2


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Contact

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

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