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Freedom of Information (FOI) reporting

Published: 21 Jan 2019

Performance and response time information regarding our handling of Freedom of Information requests.

Published:
21 Jan 2019
Freedom of Information (FOI) reporting

Monthly Performance Statistics

In April 2017 following a dip in performance regarding the number of FOI requests and reviews responded to on time, the Scottish Information Commissioner initiated an intervention process.

We are committed to improving FOI response times and are working to address the Commissioner's concerns.

We have agreed the following targets with the Commissioner to improve performance:

  • a target of 85% of request and review responses on time over the rest of 2017
  • 90% in 2018
  • 95% by 2020

Monthly performance will be pro-actively published below.

  Requests * Reviews *
2017 - -
April  63% 65%
May 70% 20%
June  89% 88%
July  94% 71%
August 89% 79%
September  92% 91%
October  87% 69%
November  80% 95%
December  93% 92%
2018 - -
January  94% 65%
February  93% 75%
March  88% 92%
April  95% 86%
May  93% 90%
June  94% 97%
July  94% 96%
August  92% 71%
September  89% 86%
October  89% 88%
November  86% 67%
December      89% 85%
2019 - -
January  87% 74%
February 91% 96%
March  92% 78%
April 92% 86%
May 92% 89%
June 90% 90%
July 94% 79%
August 96% 63%
September 95% 100%
October 98% 96%

*% of responses answered on time

Information request handling: annual reports

We publish annual reports on the handling of information requests. See the 2016 annual report.

Previous FOI reporting information can be found in our archive.

Contact

Please quote the FOI reference

Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG