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Longest response time for a FOI request and review in 2021: FOI release

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


Information requested

1. During the calendar year of 2021, the longest wait time for a response to an FOI request, including the request, response, and any appeal request or response

2. During the calendar year of 2021, the longest wait time for a response to an FOI review request, including the request, response, and any appeal request or response.

Response

We have interpreted “During the calendar year the longest wait time for a response…” to mean 'Of all the responses issued to request/review in 2021, which have the longest wait'. Therefore, we have included information on the longest wait times for request/review responded to under FOISA in 2021, even if the request or review request was made in a previous year. Please note that the days are FOISA working days incorporating any/all public holidays, and are timed from the date the request was received.

1. Of all the responses issued to a request in 2021, the longest wait was 361 days. I can confirm that the request was not subject to a subsequent request for review or any appeal submission to the Scottish Information Commissioner (OSIC). The response to this request is published on the Scottish Government website at the following link - https://www.gov.scot/publications/foi-202000034205/.

2. Of all the responses issued to a request for review in 2021, the longest wait was 318 days. I can confirm that the review was not subject to a request for appeal submission to the Scottish Information Commissioner (OSIC). The response to this review is published on the Scottish Government website at the following link - https://www.gov.scot/publications/foi-202000022124/.

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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 Andrews House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG

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