FOI reference: FOI/18/01138
Date received: 16 April 2018
Date responded: 4 May 2018
1. The total number of FOI requests received.
2. The total number of FOI requests which were deemed to require ministerial sign off or approval.
3. The total number of FOI requests in which one or more special advisers were in any way involved in the response.
The time period for this information: requests received by government between 01/03/2018 and 14/03/2018.
141 requests have been received by government between 01/03/2018 and 14/03/2018.
Question 2 and 3
In relation to 84 of these requests officials did not consider it necessary to ask Special Advisers to consider a response or to seek Ministerial clearance. Special Advisers were asked to give consideration to 57 requests and Ministerial approval was sought for 39 requests during this period.
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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House