FOI reference: FOI/17/03047
Date received: 29 November 2017
Date responded: 22 December 2017
How many Freedom of Information Requests BBC Scotland submit to the Scottish Government &/or Parliament each year, for as many years as records are available & the overall or average cost associated with handling these requests.
How many Freedom of Information Requests BBC Scotland submit to the Scottish Government each year.
The information you have requested is detailed in the table below. For the purposes of this request we have include FOI requests received from both BBC Scotland and BBC Scotland News:
|Year||Number of FOI requests|
|2017 (to 19 Dec)||11|
Overall or average cost associated with handling these requests.
While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have some of the information you have asked for. This is because although requests are considered under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act (FOISA), they are allocated to the policy area responsible for that topic, and answered accordingly by an appropriate official as part of their normal duties. Officials are not required to record what proportion of their time is spend handling requests for information and therefore we do not hold a figure for the overall or average cost associated with handling these requests.
In addition, the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested in relation to FOI requests received by the Scottish Parliament. We can only provide an answer for requests made to the Scottish Government. However, you may wish to contact the Scottish Parliament at firstname.lastname@example.org who may be able to help you.
This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.
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
Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House