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Complaints about NICS Heads of Service: FOI release

Published: 7 Feb 2018
People Directorate
Part of:
Public sector

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

FOI reference: FOI/18/00255
Date received: 25 January 2018
Date responded: 2 February 2018

Information requested

Information about the involvement of the Scottish Government in helping the Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS), in relation to complaints about the Head of NICS.

Your specific question was:

"I write to ask please for information about the percentage of complaints about NICS Heads of Service that have, over the years, been upheld by the Scottish Government?"


No complaints against the Head of NICS have been passed to the Permanent Secretary in the Scottish Government since the arrangement began in 2016.

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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

7 Feb 2018
Complaints about NICS Heads of Service: FOI release