Scottish Government staff suspension: FOI release

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

Information requested

The number of staff suspended from work in each of the past five years broken down by pay grade, the length of suspension in each case and the reason for suspension.


Our response to a recent FOI request which covers the information you have asked for has been published on the Scottish Government website. The link to this FOI response is: Scottish Government staff suspended in last 5 years: FOI release - (

I can confirm that there have been no additional cases since the information was published.

Please note we are unable to provide the reason for each suspension as your email requests, as this may include information that is classed as personal data and therefore exempt under section 38 within the OSIC briefing guidance (BriefingSection38PersonalInformationGDPR.pdf (

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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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