SIC The purchase and use of alcohol – On 22 April 2013, Mr Laing asked the Scottish Ministers (the Ministers) for the number of bottles, and value of alcohol, purchased in each financial year since 2007/8, and the value of alcohol owned by the Scottish Government. The Ministers submitted that it would cost more than andpound;600 to provide the information and therefore they were not required to comply with Mr Laing’s request (section 12 of FOISA).
The Commissioner accepted this, but found that the Ministers had failed to provide advice and assistance in line with section 15 of FOISA.
 ScotIC 194 – 2013
Updated: 21 November 2021; Ref: scu.516075