SIC On 29 November 2012, Mr N asked the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) for information concerning employment, production and performance in relation to the Timber Production Workshed at HMP Glenochil.
Following a review, the SPS informed Mr N that under section 14(2) of FOISA it was not required to comply with his request because it was substantially similar to a previous request it complied with on 9 August 2012.
During the investigation, the SPS informed the Commissioner that it no longer wished to apply section 14(2), but instead considered Mr N’s request to be vexatious under section 14(1).
The Commissioner did not accept the SPS’s position regarding section 14(1), and required it to provide a response to Mr N otherwise than under section 14(1) of FOISA.
 ScotIC 204 – 2013
Updated: 21 November 2021; Ref: scu.516089