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Zero Hours Contracts – Staff (R009430)

Freedom of Information: Zero Hours Contracts – Staff (R009430)

Thank you for your e-mail of 8 January 2015 in which you requested the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA): 

“Please provide details of any advertisements placed within the last three years by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service(COPFS)for (a) solicitors and (b) other staff members for employment by the COPFS based on zero hour contracts and please state when the posts were advertised and the number of posts advertised on each occasion.

Please provide details of the numbers of (a) solicitors and (b) other staff employed by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service on zero hours contracts during (i) 2011/12 (ii) 2012/13 and (iii) 2013/14”.

I have set out my response to each of your requests below:

1.  The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Office (COPFS) have placed no advertisements within the last three years for (a) solicitors and (b) other staff members for employment based on zero hour contracts;

2.  The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Office (COPFS) have not employed any staff on a zero hours contract during the period set out in your request.