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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-14205: Clare Haughey (Rutherglen)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 30 January 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many FOI requests it (a) received, (b) answered and (c) answered on time in each month in 2017, also broken down by type of requester.

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick 5 February 2018

a) Number of requests received in 2017

January

221

February

243

March

314

April

236

May

187

June

284

July

254

August

242

September

205

October

416

November

293

December

151

 b) Number of requests answered each month in 2017

January

165

February

208

March

297

April

202

May

240

June

233

July

284

August

224

September

198

October

246

November

355

December

278

c) Number of were answered on time each month in 2017

January

176

79%

February

166

76%

March

204

77%

April

168

64%

May

174

70%

June

170

89%

July

256

94%

August

214

89%

September

189

92%

October

212

87%

November

291

80%

December

230

93%

The Scottish Government issued answers to 355 requests in November, which was 43% more than the monthly average since the Commissioner’s intervention began in April, of 248. 

d) Requests lodged each month of 2017 broken down by type of requester

 

Elected representative

Individual

Media

Organisation

Other

Researcher

Solicitor

January

5

94

51

30

3

28

10

February

11

122

33

27

1

39

10

March

7

132

22

42

7

97

7

April

5

109

34

27

2

54

5

May

2

98

47

18

1

13

8

June

25

103

39

36

10

61

10

July

20

114

40

33

5

31

11

August

5

115

47

34

7

30

4

September

8

89

26

24

6

41

11

October

7

118

44

25

5

204

12

November

10

106

43

22

6

98

8

December

5

66

22

21

4

27

6

Total

110

1266

448

339

57

723

102