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Freedom of Information (FOI) reporting

Published: 29 Jan 2018
Performance and response time information regarding our handling of Freedom of Information requests.
Published:
29 Jan 2018
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 2017 63% 65%
May 2017 70% 20%
June 2017 89% 88%
July 2017 94% 71%
August 2017 89% 79%
September 2017 92% 91%
October 2017 87% 69%
November 2017 80% 95%
December 2017 93% 92%
2018 - -
January 2018 94% 65%
February 2018 93% 75%
March 2018 88% 92%
April 2018 95% 86%
May 2018 93% 90%
June 2018 94% 97%
July 2018 94% 96%
August 2018 92% 71%
September 2018 89% 86%
October 2018 89% 88%

*% 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