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Responses we have made to FOI requests

Section 122 and section 120 - Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (R011421)

Freedom of Information: Section 122 and section 120 - Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (R011421)

Thank you for your e-mail dated 5 October 2015 in which you seek the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA):

“How many people have been prosecuted for an offence under Section 122 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 between September 30 2014 and September 29 2015?

Police Officers – Criminal Allegations (R011316)

Freedom of Information: Police Officers – Criminal Allegations (R011316)

Thank you for your e-mail of 21 September 2015 in which you seek the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA):

“1. Broken down by years 13/14 and 14/15, how many police officers have been reported to the Crown/fiscal service by Police Scotland in respect of criminal allegations? For these specific cases that were reported in this period, please provide the figures for a) no action taken b)court proceedings were raised c) no decision has yet to be reached.

2.  Broken down by years 13/14 and 14/15, how many police officers have been reported to the Crown/fiscal service by Police Scotland in respect of data protection offences? For these specific cases that were reported in this period, please provide the figures for a) no action taken b)court proceedings were raised c) no decision has yet to be reached.”

Proceeds of Crime cases (R011281)

Freedom of Information: Proceeds of Crime cases (R011281)

Thank you for your request dated 15 September 2015 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for the undernoted information:

“I'm looking for details of all concluded Proceeds of Crime cases for Scottish courts over the last year.

Could you please break this down by - 

Name of accused
The court that dealt with the case
The date of the order
The type of offence
The proceeds of the crime
The realisable assets
The amount the final order was made for”

Media Relations – staff and costs (R011239)

Freedom of Information: Media Relations – staff and costs (R011239)

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

“I would like to make a freedom of information request for information contained in the costs of media relations to COPFS in 2013-14 & 2014-2015, the numbers of staff employed in media relations, their salary bands, and expenses claims for the past year.”

Section 175(3)(a) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 (R011157)

Section 175(3)(a) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 (R011157)

Thank you for your e-mail of 27 August 2015 in which you requested the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA):

“Section 175(3)(a) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 permits the PF to raise a stated case against a decision of the sheriff at trial to acquit on a point of law. 

Please supply statistics on the number of appeals lodged by the Crown using this section in each of the last 10 years.
Please indicate which were successful and which were unsuccessful.
Please give case references.”

Section 4 – Road Traffic Act (R011124)

Freedom of Information: Section 4 – Road Traffic Act (R011124)

Thank you for your e-mail dated 24 August 2015 in which you seek the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA):

“I would like to know the following information about S4 RTA charges please:

Complaints about decision not to prosecute Harry Clarke (R011120)

Freedom of Information: Complaints about decision not to prosecute Harry Clarke (R011120)

Thank you for your e-mail of 24 August 2015 in which you requested the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA):  

“Can you tell me how many complaints the Crown has received from members of the public in relation to the decision not to prosecute Harry Clarke? Am interested in letters /emails/ phone calls.”

HR and Payroll solution/service (R011119)

Freedom of Information: HR and Payroll solution/service (R011119)

Thank you for your letter dated 14 August 2015 in which you requested the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA):

“I would be grateful if you would send me the following information in relation to your HR and Payroll solution/service (if you use different solutions/providers for HR and Payroll please provide details of both) 

Motoring Offences - carried out by persons aged 16 years or under (R011037)

Freedom of Information: Motoring Offences - carried out by persons aged 16 years or under (R011037)

Thank you for your e-mail of 11 August 2015 in which you requested the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA):

“I would like to request answers to the following questions.

All answers should relate to the last three fiscal years. 

Please have any relevant totals clearly displayed and please provide the ages for all successful prosecutions. 

1. How many police reports were received in relation to motoring offences carried out by those aged 16 or younger.
2. In each year:
i) How many of these went to court?
ii) How many were successfully prosecuted?
iii) Of those who were prosecuted, what penalties were enforced?”

Special Payments (R011024)

Freedom of Information: Special Payments (R011024)

Thank you for your request dated 10 August 2015 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for the undernoted information: 

“Your latest accounts make reference to something called ‘special payments’. Can I have full details of the ‘special payments’ made by the Crown Office since 2000. 

This would detail how many special payments were made in each year (or how many cases there were in each year) and the total value of these special payments in each year.”