SIC Comments about the Northern Isles Ferry Service: failure to respond within statutory timescales – On 5 February 2014, Mr Bevington asked the Scottish Ministers (the Ministers) for information relating to the Northern Isles Ferry Service. This decision finds that the Ministers failed to respond to the request within the timescale allowed by the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA). The decision also finds that the Ministers failed to comply with Mr Bevington’s requirement for review within the timescale set down by FOISA.
As the Ministers complied with the requirement for review during the investigation the Commissioner does not require any action to be taken in response to these breaches.
 ScotIC 129 – 2014
Updated: 17 December 2021; Ref: scu.535078