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 it would not therefore comply with the request. Following a review, Ms T remained dissatisfied and applied to the Commissioner for a decision.
Following an investigation, the Commissioner accepted that the cost of complying with the request would exceed the specified cost limit and that CSG was therefore not obliged to comply with the request. In addition, the Commissioner found that CSG had not fully met its obligations under section 15 of FOISA by not providing Ms T with a list of the files it held. He also found that CSG had failed to respond to Ms T’s request for review within the required timescale. However, since CSG had subsequently responded to Ms T’s request for review, the Commissioner did not require CSG to take any action.

[2009] ScotIC 074 – 2009


Updated: 30 November 2021; Ref: scu.434021