Thank you for your e-mail of 27 December 2015 in which you requested the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA): “Please supply a breakdown of the how a Procurator Fiscal (PF) is paid. Please break the response down as follows:
1) Do PFs have performance targets? If so do these include number of cases that proceed to court.
2) Are PFs paid bonuses based on number of cases taken to court/progressed against accused.
3) Please detail the terms and conditions of a PFs salary (please note we are not interested in monetary amounts, solely the procedures that determine how bonuses are paid and the criteria used for these).”
In relation to your requests I can advise as follows:
- There are no individual Procurator Fiscal performance targets. There are overall Service performance targets made against key aspects of our work and these are published on our web-site at http://www.crownoffice.gov.uk/images/Documents/Statistics/Performance%20Against%20Key%20Targets%20April%202015%20to%20September%202015.pdf
- COPFS does not pay bonuses
3. There are no criteria to disclose as COPFS does not pay bonuses.