FOIs submitted regarding Rural Affairs and Islands: FOI release
- Constitution Directorate
- Part of
- Public sector
Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
1. The number of FOIs submitted to the Scottish Government regarding Rural Affairs and Islands from 19 May 2021 to present.
2. The number of those FOIs cleared by Mairi Gougeon before release/publication.
3. The number of those FOIs that have not yet received a response.
We have interpreted your question number 3, “the number of those FOIs that have not yet received a response” to mean a subset the total number of FOIs submitted to the Scottish Government in the Cabinet Secretary’s portfolio (i.e. a subset of question 1), and the response had not issued on 22 December 2022 (date of your request).
I am providing some additional information which might be helpful to you, on the process that we follow in managing FOI requests. Our decision making criteria set out the process we follow. When a FOI/EIR request is received by the Scottish Government, the FOI Unit will make an assessment as to whether the request is “sensitive” (where a Minister will make the decision on releasing information) or “routine” (where an official will make the decision on releasing information) using the criteria for decision-making.
The sensitive or routine field is recorded within our case management system. In order to provide a response to your request, we have used this field to identify requests for information within the relevant Cabinet Secretary’s portfolio. There may be cases where the field has not been updated to reflect a change in the handling of the request from sensitive to routine or vice versa.
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.
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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
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