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Work hours required to answer an FOI request: FOI release

Published: 13 Dec 2017

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/17/02895
Date received: 29 November 2017
Date responded: 11 December 2017

Information requested

You asked for work hours required to answer FOI/17/02710 and whether the document 'The contribution of EEA citizens to Scotland: the Scottish Government's response to the Migration Advisory Committee call for evidence on the role of EEA workers in the UK labour market' existed before the request or was drafted for the request.

Response

The Scottish Government does not hold information on the hours required to answer FOI/17/02710. This is because the work required to prepare responses to FOI requests received by the Scottish Government is undertaken by officials across the Scottish Government as part of their wider duties. The amount of time spent on preparing responses is not routinely recorded, as there is no business need to do so.

The document 'The contribution of EEA citizens to Scotland: the Scottish Government's response to the Migration Advisory Committee call for evidence on the role of EEA workers in the UK labour market' was written before the request FOI/17/02710.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.

This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.

About FOI

The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses

Contact

Please quote the FOI reference

Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG

Published:
13 Dec 2017
Work hours required to answer an FOI request: FOI release