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Beggs v The Scottish Information Commissioner: SCS 3 Mar 2015

The claimant had requested information about the Scottish Prison Service. He now complained after an order which said that the remaining undisclosed information was readily available from alternate sources. Lord Carloway LJC [2015] ScotCS CSIH – 17 Bailii Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 1 Scotland, Information Updated: 28 December 2021; Ref: scu.544198

South Lanarkshire Council v The Scottish Information Commissioner: SC 29 Jul 2013

Commissioner’s Approach not in Breach In May 2010, a Mr Irvine made requests under the 2002 Act for information from South Lanarkshire Council. He wanted to know how many of their employees in a particular post were placed at 10 particular points on the Council’s pay scales. His underlying purpose was to find out whether … Continue reading South Lanarkshire Council v The Scottish Information Commissioner: SC 29 Jul 2013

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority v The Information Commissioner and Another: CA 28 Apr 2015

A journalist had requested the appellant who published the claims made by Members of Parliament for expenses to its website had requested in addition copies of the receipts produced by the MPs to justify three claims. The Authority provided a narrative from the receipts but declined to provide copies. The information Commissioner, and tribunals required … Continue reading The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority v The Information Commissioner and Another: CA 28 Apr 2015

Common Services Agency v Scottish Information Commissioner: HL 9 Jul 2008

An MP had asked the Agency under the 2002 Act for details of all incidents of childhood leukaemia for both sexes by year from 1990 to 2003 for all the DG (Dumfries and Galloway) postal area by census ward. The Agency replied by saying that the release of the information would put at risk the … Continue reading Common Services Agency v Scottish Information Commissioner: HL 9 Jul 2008

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P and Dumfries and Galloway Council: SIC 8 Mar 2006

Request for personal data relating to the applicant – section 38(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) – request for personal data relating to a third party – section 38(1)(b) of FOISA – information not held – section 17 of FOISA – refusal notice as required by section 16 of FOISA – … Continue reading P and Dumfries and Galloway Council: SIC 8 Mar 2006

Sabato and Highland Health Board (204): SIC 12 Dec 2012

SIC Failure to respond to request and requirement for review – This decision considers whether Highland Health Board (NHS Highland) complied with the technical requirements of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) in responding to an information request made by Mr Sabato. Citations: [2012] ScotIC 204 – 2012) Links: Bailii Jurisdiction: Scotland Information … Continue reading Sabato and Highland Health Board (204): SIC 12 Dec 2012

Dr Gordon Macdonald and South Lanarkshire Council: SIC 30 Sep 2008

This decision notice considers the responses made by South Lanarkshire Council (the Council) to three requests from Dr Gordon Macdonald for information about correspondence to and from a named Councillor. The Council advised Dr Macdonald that it did not hold the information he requested. The Council took the view that some of the correspondence, if … Continue reading Dr Gordon Macdonald and South Lanarkshire Council: SIC 30 Sep 2008

Pike and Dumfries and Galloway Council: SIC 28 Aug 2008

Dumfries and Galloway Council (the Council) did not respond to Mr Pike’s information request or his subsequent request for review. The Council responded to Mr Pike during the investigation. Following this investigation, the Commissioner found that the Council had failed to comply with the timescales specified in sections 10(1) and 21(1) of the Freedom of … Continue reading Pike and Dumfries and Galloway Council: SIC 28 Aug 2008

Gordon and Scottish Ministers: SIC 5 Aug 2008

Mr Gordon asked the Scottish Ministers to provide information relating to the occasions on which Scottish Ministers or Deputy Ministers had consulted the Law Officers in relation to civil legal proceedings, as described in paragraph 2.24 of the Scottish Ministerial Code. The Scottish Ministers withheld the information under sections 29(1)(c), 30(b)(i) and (c), 36(1) and … Continue reading Gordon and Scottish Ministers: SIC 5 Aug 2008

The Applicant and South Ayrshire Council: SIC 27 Feb 2020

On 9 September 2019, the Applicant asked South Ayrshire Council (the Council) for all notes made by Council employees in relation to a specified planning application. This decision finds that the Council failed to respond to the requirement for review within the timescale allowed by the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) and the … Continue reading The Applicant and South Ayrshire Council: SIC 27 Feb 2020

Smith and Aberdeenshire Council: SIC 20 Apr 2016

SIC Risk Assessment: Failure To Respond Within Statutory Timescale – On 6 January 2016, Mr Smith asked Aberdeenshire Council (the Council) for a risk assessment carried out by the Council, prior to a store container and a site office being placed within Portlethen Primary School’s grounds by a contractor. This decision finds that the Council … Continue reading Smith and Aberdeenshire Council: SIC 20 Apr 2016

Delamore and Chief Constable of The Police Service of Scotland (The Investigation Into Willie Macrae’s Death: Vehicle Report): SIC 7 Oct 2015

SIC The investigation into Willie Macrae’s death: vehicle report – On 14 July 2014, Mr Paul Delamore asked the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Scotland (Police Scotland) for information about the events surrounding the death of Mr Willie Macrae. This decision requires Police Scotland to provide Mr Delamore with a copy of the … Continue reading Delamore and Chief Constable of The Police Service of Scotland (The Investigation Into Willie Macrae’s Death: Vehicle Report): SIC 7 Oct 2015

Wright and East Dunbartonshire Council: SIC 18 Sep 2015

SIC Inspection and Maintenance Records for A Specified Street: Failure To Respond Within Statutory Timescales – On 4 June 2015, Watermans Solicitors, on behalf of their client Mr Donald Wright, asked East Dunbartonshire Council (the Council) for information about maintenance and inspection records for a specified street. This decision finds that the Council failed to … Continue reading Wright and East Dunbartonshire Council: SIC 18 Sep 2015

Mr Y and Forth Valley NHS Board (Accident and Incident Forms: Failure To Respond Within Statutory Timescales): SIC 17 Aug 2015

Accident and incident forms: failure to respond within statutory timescales – On 23 February 2015, Mr Y submitted four information requests to Forth Valley NHS Board (NHS Forth Valley) for the accident and incident forms completed by healthcare staff for each week over a four week period. This decision finds that NHS Forth Valley failed … Continue reading Mr Y and Forth Valley NHS Board (Accident and Incident Forms: Failure To Respond Within Statutory Timescales): SIC 17 Aug 2015

Allan Milligan and Glasgow City Council (Legal Authorisation To Claim Additional Monies: Failure To Respond Within Statutory Timescales): SIC 9 Sep 2015

Legal authorisation to claim additional monies: Failure to respond within statutory timescales – On 7 May 2015, Mr Milligan asked Glasgow City Council (the Council) for evidence of the Council’s legal authority to claim what he described as ‘additional monies’ in relation to the recovery of parking charges. This decision finds that the Council failed … Continue reading Allan Milligan and Glasgow City Council (Legal Authorisation To Claim Additional Monies: Failure To Respond Within Statutory Timescales): SIC 9 Sep 2015

Mr Alan Johnston and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (Fire Service Promotions: Failure To Respond Within Statutory Timescales): SIC 18 Aug 2015

Fire service promotions: failure to respond within statutory timescales – On 18 April 2015, Mr Johnston asked the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (the SFRS) for information about promotions in the fire service. This decision finds that the SFRS failed to respond to the request within the timescale allowed by the Freedom of Information (Scotland) … Continue reading Mr Alan Johnston and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (Fire Service Promotions: Failure To Respond Within Statutory Timescales): SIC 18 Aug 2015

Harte and Aberdeen City Council (Inspection of Leased Property: Failure To Respond Within Statutory Timescales): SIC 24 Jul 2015

Inspection of leased property: failure to respond within statutory timescales – On 19 March 2015, Mr Harte asked Aberdeen City Council (the Council) for information about inspection of leased property and dealing with landlords. This decision finds that the Council failed to respond to the request within the timescale allowed by the Freedom of Information … Continue reading Harte and Aberdeen City Council (Inspection of Leased Property: Failure To Respond Within Statutory Timescales): SIC 24 Jul 2015

Hutcheon and The Scottish Ministers (Details of Hospitality Events At Bute House: Failure To Respond Within Statutory Timescales): SIC 30 Jul 2015

SIC Details of hospitality events at Bute House: failure to respond within statutory timescales – On 30 March 2015, Mr Hutcheon asked the Scottish Ministers (the Ministers) for the names of those receiving hospitality at Bute House since Nicola Sturgeon became First Minister, along with dates on which the hospitality was received and also dates … Continue reading Hutcheon and The Scottish Ministers (Details of Hospitality Events At Bute House: Failure To Respond Within Statutory Timescales): SIC 30 Jul 2015

Mr X and South Lanarkshire Council: SIC 13 Jul 2015

SIC Neighbourhood Dispute: Failure To Respond Within Statutory Timescales – On 23 April 2015, Mr X asked South Lanarkshire Council for information about a neighbour’s dog entering his garden. This decision finds that South Lanarkshire Council responded to Mr X’s requirement for review within the timescale allowed by the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 … Continue reading Mr X and South Lanarkshire Council: SIC 13 Jul 2015

Mr V v City of Edinburgh Council: SIC 14 Jul 2015

Remediation Reports for Completed Development: Failure To Respond Within Statutory Timescales – On 6 June 2015, Mr V asked City of Edinburgh Council (the Council) for remediation reports on a completed development. This decision finds that the Council failed to respond to the requirement for review within the timescale allowed by the Freedom of Information … Continue reading Mr V v City of Edinburgh Council: SIC 14 Jul 2015

W and West Lothian Council: SIC 3 Jun 2015

Housing Allocations Policy: Failure To Respond Within Statutory Timescale – On 20 January 2015, Ms W asked West Lothian Council (the Council) for information about the Council’s current/future housing allocations policy. This decision finds that the Council failed to comply with Ms W’s requirement for review within the timescale set down by Freedom of Information … Continue reading W and West Lothian Council: SIC 3 Jun 2015

Paterson and Scottish Ministers: SIC 17 Jun 2015

Scottish North Sea Tax Revenue Projections: Failure To Respond Within Statutory Timescales – On 26 February 2015, Mr Paterson asked the Scottish Ministers (the Ministers) for information relating to illustrative projections for Scottish North Sea tax revenue. This decision finds that the Ministers failed to respond to the applicant’s requirement for review within the timescale … Continue reading Paterson and Scottish Ministers: SIC 17 Jun 2015

Hutcheon and Chief Constable of The Police Service of Scotland: SIC 22 Jun 2015

SIC User Satisfaction Surveys Reports: Failure To Respond Within Statutory Timescales – On 11 March 2015, Mr Hutcheon asked the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Scotland (Police Scotland) for information about guidance for staff and officers who worked on the User Satisfaction Survey, along with reports on the findings of these surveys. This … Continue reading Hutcheon and Chief Constable of The Police Service of Scotland: SIC 22 Jun 2015

Picken and Chief Constable of The Police Service of Scotland (2): SIC 12 Jun 2015

Crime and Incident Audits: Failure To Respond Within Statutory Timescales – On 19 January 2015, Mr Picken asked the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Scotland (Police Scotland) for information about crime and incident audits involving crimes subsequently marked ‘no crime’. This decision finds that Police Scotland failed to comply with Mr Picken’s requirement … Continue reading Picken and Chief Constable of The Police Service of Scotland (2): SIC 12 Jun 2015

Picken and Chief Constable of The Police Service of Scotland (1): SIC 18 Jun 2015

Recording and Classifying Crimes: Failure To Respond Within Statutory Timescales – On 24 February 2015, Mr Picken asked the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Scotland (Police Scotland) for information contained in internal reports relating to recording and classifying crimes. This decision finds that Police Scotland failed to respond to the request within the … Continue reading Picken and Chief Constable of The Police Service of Scotland (1): SIC 18 Jun 2015

Chappell and Borders Health Board: SIC 12 Jun 2015

Policies and procedures: failure to respond within statutory timescales – On 30 December 2014, Dr Chappell asked Borders Health Board (NHS Borders) for information about policies and procedures to deal with the protection of staff and patients if staff are diagnosed as suffering from an infection. This decision finds that NHS Borders failed to respond … Continue reading Chappell and Borders Health Board: SIC 12 Jun 2015

John Middleton and West Lothian Council (Social Work Report: Failure To Respond Within Statutory Timescales): SIC 26 Jun 2015

SIC Social Work Report: Failure To Respond Within Statutory Timescales On 26 January 2015, Mr Middleton asked West Lothian Council (the Council) forinformation about a social work report carried out in 2014. This decision finds that the Council failed to respond to the request within the timescale allowed by the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act … Continue reading John Middleton and West Lothian Council (Social Work Report: Failure To Respond Within Statutory Timescales): SIC 26 Jun 2015

Baker and Glasgow City Council: SIC 26 May 2015

SIC Penalty Charge Notices for bus lanes: failure to respond within statutory timescales – On 4 February 2015, Mr Baker asked Glasgow City Council (the Council) for information about weekly breakdowns of the number of Penalty Charge Notices issued for a specified bus lane. This decision finds that the Council failed to respond to the … Continue reading Baker and Glasgow City Council: SIC 26 May 2015

Rona Hamilton and East Dunbartonshire Council: SIC 5 May 2015

SIC Specification of works: failure to respond within statutory timescales – On 18 December 2014, Ms Hamilton asked East Dunbartonshire Council (the Council) for information about the specification for work and materials on which previously-supplied cost information was based, in relation to works to be carried out at a Primary School. This decision finds that … Continue reading Rona Hamilton and East Dunbartonshire Council: SIC 5 May 2015

Amir Aryan Manesh and Glasgow City Council: SIC 17 Apr 2015

SIC Flooding of a property: failure to respond within statutory timescales – On 6 January 2015, Mr Manesh asked Glasgow City Council (the Council) for information about requests and correspondence sent to the Council in connection with flooding to his property. The decision finds that the Council failed to comply with Mr Manesh’s requirement for … Continue reading Amir Aryan Manesh and Glasgow City Council: SIC 17 Apr 2015

Howarth and Chief Constable of The Police Service of Scotland: SIC 29 Apr 2015

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) sections 1(1) and (6) (General entitlement); 2(1)(a) and (2)(e)(ii) (Effect of exemptions); 38(1)(b), (2)(a)(i) and (2)(b) and (5) (definition of ‘the data protection principles’, ‘data subject’ and ‘personal data’) (Personal information) Data Protection Act 1998 (the DPA) sections 1(1) (Basic interpretative provisions) (definition of personal data); 2 (Sensitive … Continue reading Howarth and Chief Constable of The Police Service of Scotland: SIC 29 Apr 2015

Liddle and Pickaquoy Centre Trust: SIC 3 Feb 2015

SIC Freedom of information requests: failure to respond within statutory timescales On 7 September 2014, Mr Liddle asked Pickaquoy Centre Trust (the Trust) for information about its management of Freedom of Information requests. This decision finds that the Trust failed to respond to the request within the timescale allowed by the Freedom of Information (Scotland) … Continue reading Liddle and Pickaquoy Centre Trust: SIC 3 Feb 2015

King v Highland Health Board: SIC 3 Dec 2014

SIC Audit trail of a complaint: failure to respond within statutory timescales – On 10 March 2014, Mr King asked Highland Health Board (NHS Highland) for information about the audit trail of a complaint regarding the care and treatment of a specified person. This decision finds that NHS Highland failed to respond to Mr King’s … Continue reading King v Highland Health Board: SIC 3 Dec 2014

Shetland Line (1984) Ltd v Scottish Ministers (2): SIC 21 Nov 2014

SIC Northern Isles Ferry Services contract: failure to respond within statutory timescales – On 16 October 2014, Shetland Line (1984) Limited (SLL) asked the Scottish Ministers (the Ministers) for information about bid proposals and other information relating to the Northern Isles Ferry Services contract. This decision finds that the Ministers failed to respond to the … Continue reading Shetland Line (1984) Ltd v Scottish Ministers (2): SIC 21 Nov 2014

Staveley v Scottish Ministers: SIC 8 Jul 2014

SIC Ministerial overseas visits: failure to respond within statutory timescales – On 4 November 2013, Ms Staveley asked the Scottish Ministers (the Ministers) for a breakdown of all ministerial overseas visits between February 2012 and October 2013. This decision finds that the Ministers failed to respond to the request within the timescale allowed by the … Continue reading Staveley v Scottish Ministers: SIC 8 Jul 2014

Nicholson v Scottish Borders Council: SIC 8 Jul 2014

SIC Final plans of new sports facilities at Peebles High School: failure to respond within statutory timescales – On 8 April 2014, Ms Nicholson asked Scottish Borders Council (the Council) for information about the final plans for the new sports facilities at Peebles High School. This decision finds that the Council failed to respond to … Continue reading Nicholson v Scottish Borders Council: SIC 8 Jul 2014

Bauld v East Dunbartonshire Council: SIC 11 Jun 2014

SIC Equality Impact Assessment Report: failure to respond within statutory timescales – On 20 February 2014, Mrs Bauld asked East Dunbartonshire Council (the Council) for the Equality Impact Assessment Reports relating to primary class sizes and the reduction of classroom assistant ratios. This decision finds that the Council failed to respond to the requirement for … Continue reading Bauld v East Dunbartonshire Council: SIC 11 Jun 2014

W v East Dunbartonshire Council: SIC 8 Jul 2014

SIC Planning application: failure to respond within statutory timescales – On 3 March 2014, Mrs W asked East Dunbartonshire Council (the Council) for information about a planning application. This decision finds that the Council failed to respond to the request within the timescale allowed by the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) and the … Continue reading W v East Dunbartonshire Council: SIC 8 Jul 2014

Meechan v East Dunbartonshire Council: SIC 8 Jul 2014

SIC Inspection records: failure to respond within statutory timescales – On 6 February 2014, Morisons Solicitors, on behalf of Mr Meechan, asked East Dunbartonshire Council (the Council) for maintenance and inspection records for the grounds and garden of a particular property. This decision finds that the Council failed to respond to the request within the … Continue reading Meechan v East Dunbartonshire Council: SIC 8 Jul 2014

Sabato v Highland Health Board: SIC 28 May 2014

SIC Raigmore Hospital – staff recruitment: failure to respond within statutory timescales – On 5 March 2014, Mr Sabato asked Highland Health Board (NHS Highland) for details of advertised posts at Raigmore Hospital in 2013-2014. This decision finds that NHS Highland failed to respond to the request within the timescale allowed by the Freedom of … Continue reading Sabato v Highland Health Board: SIC 28 May 2014

Ostler v Chief Constable of The Police Service of Scotland: SIC 12 Jun 2014

Cadet pension schemes: failure to respond within statutory timescales – On 28 January 2014, Mr Ostler asked the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Scotland (Police Scotland) for information about cadet pension schemes. This decision finds that Police Scotland failed to comply with Mr Ostler’s requirement for review within the timescale set down by … Continue reading Ostler v Chief Constable of The Police Service of Scotland: SIC 12 Jun 2014

Quinn v Assessor for Lanarkshire Valuation Joint Board: SIC 16 Jun 2014

SIC Assessor’s role and salary: failure to respond within statutory timescales – On 25 January 2014, Mr Quinn asked the Assessor for Lanarkshire Valuation Joint Board (the Assessor) for information about the Assessor’s role and who paid Assessors’ salaries. This decision finds that the Assessor failed to respond to the request within the timescale allowed … Continue reading Quinn v Assessor for Lanarkshire Valuation Joint Board: SIC 16 Jun 2014

Hutcheon v Scottish Ministers (2): SIC 23 May 2014

SIC Ministerial dealings with Entrepreneurial Spark: failure to respond within statutory timescales – On 28 December 2013, Mr Hutcheon asked the Scottish Ministers (the Ministers) for information on the Minister for Education and Lifelong Learning’s visits to Entrepreneurial Spark’s Ayrshire and Edinburgh Hatcheries, and for correspondence between the Minister and that organisation. This decision finds … Continue reading Hutcheon v Scottish Ministers (2): SIC 23 May 2014

Buckland v Scottish Ministers: SIC 4 Jun 2014

SIC Cost of Vale of Leven Inquiry: failure to respond within statutory timescales – On 14 February 2014, Ms Buckland asked the Scottish Ministers (the Ministers) for information about the cost of the Vale of Leven Inquiry. This decision finds that the Ministers failed to respond to the request within the timescale allowed by the … Continue reading Buckland v Scottish Ministers: SIC 4 Jun 2014

Hutcheon v Scottish Ministers: SIC 23 May 2014

SIC Communications on policy and energy meetings between the First Minister and Iberdrola: Failure to respond within statutory timescales – On 24 December 2013, Mr Hutcheon asked the Scottish Ministers (the Ministers) for communications between the First Minister and the Chairman of Iberdrola on issues relating to policy and energy, and meetings between the Scottish … Continue reading Hutcheon v Scottish Ministers: SIC 23 May 2014

Bevington v Scottish Ministers: SIC 16 Jun 2014

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 … Continue reading Bevington v Scottish Ministers: SIC 16 Jun 2014

Dunbar v Scottish Borders Council: SIC 17 Jun 2014

SIC Complaints against school departments: failure to respond within statutory timescales – On 19 February 2014, Dr Dunbar asked Scottish Borders Council (the Council) for information concerning complaints made against school departments in each of the previous five years. This decision finds that the Council failed to respond to the request within the timescale allowed … Continue reading Dunbar v Scottish Borders Council: SIC 17 Jun 2014

Picken v Scottish Ministers: SIC 11 Jun 2014

SIC ‘Team Scotland’ visit to Chicago and the Ryder Cup: failure to respond within statutory timescales – On 28 January 2014, Mr Picken asked the Scottish Ministers (the Ministers) for information about accommodation arrangements for officials and Ministers attending visits to Chicago and the Ryder Cup. This decision finds that the Ministers failed to respond … Continue reading Picken v Scottish Ministers: SIC 11 Jun 2014

Quinn v Scottish Ministers: SIC 23 May 2014

SIC Notification to Parliament: failure to respond within statutory timescales – On 22 January 2014, Mr Quinn asked the Scottish Ministers (the Ministers) if the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment had notified the Parliament about certain matters concerning his office. This decision finds that the Ministers failed to respond to the request … Continue reading Quinn v Scottish Ministers: SIC 23 May 2014

J v Chief Constable of The Police Service of Scotland: SIC 15 May 2014

SIC Documentary Series ‘Crime Scenes Scotland’: failure to respond within statutory timescales – On 4 November 2013, Mr J asked the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Scotland (Police Scotland) for information about the production of the BBC documentary series ‘Crime Scenes Scotland’. This decision finds that Police Scotland failed to respond to the … Continue reading J v Chief Constable of The Police Service of Scotland: SIC 15 May 2014

Christison v Scottish Ministers: SIC 23 May 2014

SIC Cost of First Minister’s trip to China: failure to respond within statutory timescales. On 8 January 2014, Mr Christison asked the Scottish Ministers (the Ministers) for information about the total cost incurred on the First Minister’s trip to China. This decision finds that the Ministers failed to respond to the request within the timescale … Continue reading Christison v Scottish Ministers: SIC 23 May 2014

West Highland Free Press and Scottish Ministers: SIC 9 Nov 2009

The West Highland Free Press requested from the Scottish Ministers (the Ministers) all communications between Ministers and within the Scottish Government concerning the appointment of a chairman to the Gaelic Media Service. The Ministers responded by withholding some of the information under various exemptions in the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA), arguing that … Continue reading West Highland Free Press and Scottish Ministers: SIC 9 Nov 2009

Y and Highland Council: SIC 17 Dec 2009

Mr Y asked Highland Council (the Council) for information about meetings between Councillors and Council officials and representatives of Tesco, in relation to a particular planning application. The Council provided answers to most of Mr Y’s questions, but did not address one of his requests to his satisfaction. Following a review, the Council advised Mr … Continue reading Y and Highland Council: SIC 17 Dec 2009

E and Chief Constable of Tayside Police: SIC 17 Dec 2009

Mr E requested from the Chief Constable of Tayside Police (Tayside Police) information relating to a police investigation. Tayside Police responded by informing Mr E that this was a repeated request and therefore subject to section 14(2) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA). Following a review, Mr E remained dissatisfied and applied … Continue reading E and Chief Constable of Tayside Police: SIC 17 Dec 2009

X and West Dunbartonshire Council: SIC 11 Sep 2009

Mr X requested from West Dunbartonshire Council (the Council) information relating to a complaint which he and his wife had made about a nuisance odour from a specified address. The Council withheld the information under various exemptions in the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA). Following a review, Mr X remained dissatisfied and applied … Continue reading X and West Dunbartonshire Council: SIC 11 Sep 2009

P v Stirling Council: SIC 5 May 2014

SIC Information relating to a named Councillor: failure to respond within statutory timescales – On 5 October 2013, Mrs P asked Stirling Council (the Council) for information about the activities of a named Councillor. This decision finds that the Council failed to respond to the request within the timescale allowed by the Freedom of Information … Continue reading P v Stirling Council: SIC 5 May 2014

X v Scottish Prison Service: SIC 6 May 2014

SIC Costs for facilitating offender programmes: alleged failure to respond within statutory timescales. On 27 October 2013, Mr X asked the Scottish Prison Service (the SPS) for information about the costs for facilitating offender programmes. This decision finds that the SPS did not receive Mr X’s requirement for review. Consequently, the SPS did not breach … Continue reading X v Scottish Prison Service: SIC 6 May 2014

Alisdair Macpherson v Scottish Ministers: SIC 12 May 2014

SIC On 15 July 2013, Mr MacPherson asked the Scottish Ministers (the Ministers) for information on legal advice. The Ministers responded by withholding the information under the FOISA exemptions relating to legal professional privilege and the effective conduct of public affairs. Following an investigation, the Commissioner accepted this. [2014] ScotIC 103 – 2014 Bailii Freedom … Continue reading Alisdair Macpherson v Scottish Ministers: SIC 12 May 2014

Musson v Moray Council: SIC 23 Apr 2014

SIC Websites blocked in schools: failure to carry out a review when required – On 19 March 2014, Mr Musson asked Moray Council (the Council) for information about websites blocked by schools. This decision finds that the Council failed to comply with a requirement for review, as required by section 21(1) of the Freedom of … Continue reading Musson v Moray Council: SIC 23 Apr 2014

Parkhill v Scottish Ambulance Service Board: SIC 11 Apr 2014

SIC Patient mobility and related issues: failure to respond within statutory timescales – On 10 December 2014, solicitors acting on behalf of Ms Parkhill asked the Scottish Ambulance Service Board (the SASB) for information about patient mobility and related issues. This decision finds that the SASB failed to respond to the request within the timescale … Continue reading Parkhill v Scottish Ambulance Service Board: SIC 11 Apr 2014

Thompson v City of Edinburgh Council: SIC 4 Mar 2014

Resolution Complaints Panel reports – On 4 July 2013, Mrs Thompson asked for a copy of Resolution Complaints Panel reports prepared by the City of Edinburgh Council (the Council). The Council decided that the information in the reports was entirely excepted from disclosure under the EIRs. During the investigation, the Council disclosed a redacted version … Continue reading Thompson v City of Edinburgh Council: SIC 4 Mar 2014

Jock Meikle and Scottish Ministers: SIC 19 Feb 2014

Use of ‘taxpayer funded’ transport: failure to respond within statutory timescales – On 16 October 2013, Mr Meikle made a request to the Scottish Ministers (the Ministers), asking if the First Minister or his Cabinet had used ‘taxpayer funded’ transport, to and from the Dunfermline ByElection. This decision finds that the Ministers failed to respond … Continue reading Jock Meikle and Scottish Ministers: SIC 19 Feb 2014

R v Stirling Council: SIC 6 Feb 2014

Significant Case Review: failure to respond within statutory timescales – On 25 October 2013, Mrs R asked Stirling Council (the Council) for information about a Significant Case Review. This decision finds that the Council failed to respond to Mrs R’s request for review within the timescale allowed by the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 … Continue reading R v Stirling Council: SIC 6 Feb 2014

Kerr v Dumfries and Galloway NHS Board: SIC 18 Feb 2014

Staff attendance sheets, training and annual leave dates – On 7 February 2013, 30 March 2013 and 6 September 2013, Mr Kerr asked Dumfries and Galloway Health Board (NHS Dumfries and Galloway) for various items of information relating to the authority’s staff. NHS Dumfries and Galloway withheld information on the basis that the information was … Continue reading Kerr v Dumfries and Galloway NHS Board: SIC 18 Feb 2014

Graham and Avril Fisher v Falkirk Council: SIC 26 Feb 2014

Secondary school pupil’s examination grades: failure to respond within statutory timescales – On 13 November 2013, Mr and Mrs Fisher asked Falkirk Council (the Council) for information about pupil examination grades. This decision finds that the Council failed to respond to the request within the timescale allowed by the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 … Continue reading Graham and Avril Fisher v Falkirk Council: SIC 26 Feb 2014

Andrew Picken and Scottish Ministers: SIC 19 Feb 2014

SIC Kelly Kar Hire London: failure to respond within statutory timescales – On 2 November 2013, Mr Picken made requests to the Scottish Ministers (the Ministers) about invoices submitted to, and communications with, the First Minister’s Office by Kelly Kar Hire London. This decision finds that the Ministers failed to respond to the requests within … Continue reading Andrew Picken and Scottish Ministers: SIC 19 Feb 2014

Emslie and The Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland: SIC 23 Jul 2009

Mr David Emslie (Mr Emslie) requested from The Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland (the PCCS) information relating to the PCCS and its communications with certain other specified bodies. The PCCS responded by releasing some of the information requested, and notified Mr Emslie in terms of section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 … Continue reading Emslie and The Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland: SIC 23 Jul 2009

Stewart and North Lanarkshire Council: SIC 15 Dec 2009

This decision considers whether North Lanarkshire Council (the Council) complied with the technical requirements of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) in responding to a requirement for review in relation to an information request made by Mr William Stewart. [2009] ScotIC 143 – 2009 Bailii Scotland Information Updated: 30 November 2021; Ref: scu.434096

T and Culture and Sport Glasgow: SIC 30 Jun 2009

Ms T requested copies of the Chief Executive of Culture and Sport Glasgow (CSG)’s correspondence between two dates from CSG. CSG responded by stating that the cost of complying with this request would exceed the cost limit set for the purposes of section 12(1) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) and that … Continue reading T and Culture and Sport Glasgow: SIC 30 Jun 2009

Professor Pollock and Scottish Ministers: SIC 17 Dec 2009

Professor Pollock requested from the Scottish Ministers (the Ministers) a copy of the contract between the Scottish Government and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) for the ‘Scottish Patient Experience Programme Technical Partner’. The Ministers responded by providing the information subject to redaction under sections 33, 36 and 38 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA). … Continue reading Professor Pollock and Scottish Ministers: SIC 17 Dec 2009

Councillor Welsh and North Lanarkshire Council: SIC 24 Jan 2008

Numbers of internal and external candidates appointed to permanent and temporary vacancies advertised by North Lanarkshire Council – section 12 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (Excessive cost of compliance) applied – upheld by the Commissioner [2008] ScotIC 012 – 2008 Bailii Scotland Information Updated: 28 November 2021; Ref: scu.434100