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Freedom of Information (FOI) reporting

Published: 7 Dec 2017

Performance and response time information regarding our handling of Freedom of Information requests.

Monthly Performance Statistics

In April 2017 following a dip in performance regarding the number of FOI requests and reviews responded to on time, the Scottish Information Commissioner initiated an intervention process.

We are committed to improving FOI response times and are working to address the Commissioner's concerns.

We have agreed the following targets with the Commissioner to improve performance:

  • a target of 85% of request and review responses on time over the rest of 2017
  • 90% in 2018
  • 95% by 2020

Monthly performance will be pro-actively published below.

Requests * Reviews *
April 2017 63% 65%
May 2017 70% 20%
June 2017 89% 88%
July 2017 94% 71%
August 2017 89% 79%
September 2017 92% 91%
October 2017 87% 69%
  • % of responses answered on time

Information request handling: annual reports

We publish annual reports on the handling of information requests. See the 2016 annual report.

Previous FOI reporting information can be found in our archive.


Please quote the FOI reference

Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

7 Dec 2017
Freedom of Information (FOI) reporting