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Responses we have made to FOI requests

Criminal Cases involving Child Victims (R010968)

Freedom of Information: Criminal Cases involving Child Victims (R010968)

Thank you for your e-mail of 30 July 2014 in which you requested the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA):

1. With regards to all criminal cases prosecuted by the COPFS, how many involved child victims? 

a) can this data date back over the last four years annually?
b) can this data be broken down by the PF offices where the crime was located?
c) can this data be further broken down by the charge itself?
ie. so that for each PF office, I could ascertain how many prosecutions were carried out for individual crimes where the victim was a child...

Section 82 of Rent (Scotland) Act 1984 (R010939)

Freedom of Information: Section 82 of Rent (Scotland) Act 1984 (R010939)

Thank you for your e-mail of 28 July 2015 in which you requested the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA):

“1. How many people in Scotland have been charged, and if charged have gone on to be prosecuted under Section 82 of the Rent (Scotland) Act of 1984:

(1) Any person who, as a condition of the grant, renewal or continuance of a protected tenancy, requires, in addition to the rent, the payment of any premium or the making of any loan (whether secured or unsecured) shall be guilty of an offence under this section.

Sexual Abuse – Cases against Children 2014 – 2015 (R010937)

Freedom of Information: Sexual Abuse – Cases against Children 2014 – 2015 (R010937)

Thank you for your request dated 27 July 2015, under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for the undernoted information:

“In Scotland, how many sexual abuses cases against children did you receive in 2014-2015?

Out of those cases, how many went to court?

Then, how many of the cases resulted in prosecution?

If you can’t provide the details specifically for Scotland, results for the whole of the UK will suffice.”

Mis-use of Escalators (R010904)

Freedom of Information: Mis-use of Escalators (R010904)

Thank you for your e-mail of 22 July 2015 in which you requested the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA):  

“Since Jan 30th 2012, how many individuals have been charged with escalator mis-use at Edinburgh Waverley? Of these, how many were issued with the £200 fine (or any fine).”

Refuse Offences (City of Edinburgh Council) (R010762)

Freedom of Information: Refuse Offences (City of Edinburgh Council) (R010762)

Thank you for your request dated 7 July 2015 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for information regarding reports submitted by City of Edinburgh Council over unpaid tickets for refuse offences, which was provided to you in an FOI response from them.  You wish to know how many people referred by the council were prosecuted in each year and provide the names of the charges in each case and their codes as well as the outcomes, if recorded.

Refuse Offences (Dumfries and Galloway) (R010765)

Freedom of Information: Refuse Offences (Dumfries and Galloway) (R01765)

Thank you for your request dated 7 July 2015 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for information regarding reports submitted by Dumfries and Galloway Council over unpaid tickets for refuse offences, which was provided to you in an FOI response from them. You wish to know how many people referred by the council were prosecuted in each year and provide the names of the charges in each case and their codes as well as the outcomes, if recorded.

Refuse Offences (Fife) (R010763)

Freedom of Information: Refuse Offences (Fife) (R010763)

Thank you for your request dated 7 July 2015 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for information regarding reports submitted by Fife Council over refuse offences, which was provided to you in an FOI response from them. You wish to know how many people referred by the council were prosecuted in each year and provide the names of the charges in each case and their codes as well as the outcomes, if recorded.

Prosecutions re DVLA’s D2, D4 and D47 (R010748)

Freedom of Information: Prosecutions re DVLA’s D2, D4 and D47 (R010748)

Thank you for your letter dated 1 July 2015 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) in which you seek the following information: 

“We are writing to request you provide us with information on prosecutions of Group 2 vehicle licence applicants and licence holders.  Specifically our request relates prosecutions arising out of the applicants’ declarations/provision of information, on the DVLA’s D2, D4 and D47 application forms. 

Please provide the following information for the period 2005 to date:

1.   Is it a criminal offence to supply incorrect information on the D2 or D4 or D47 forms?
2.   What is the Statutory (or otherwise) authority for the criminal offence of providing false information on the forms?
3.   On how many occasions has your office investigated the crime of provision of false information on the D2, D4 or D47 forms by an applicant?
4.   How many prosecutions, successful or otherwise, have there been for the criminal offence of providing false information on the forms?
5.   How many successful prosecutions have there been the criminal offence of providing false information on the forms?
6.   What is the range of penalties/sanctions for the offence?”

The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 R6(1) (R010707)

The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 R6(1) (R010707)

Thank you for your recent letter which was received on 25 June in which you asked for information about cases which have been reported to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service in relation to The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 R6(1) – Fail to ensure that the workplace was ventilated with fresh or purified air between 2008 – 2015.

Handling of FOI requests (R010684)

Freedom of Information: Handling of FOI requests (R010684)

Thank you for your email dated 20 June in which you asked the following questions under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002:

“Can you tell me if you hold in record your response times, or any other FOI stats you currently hold. Also I would like to know if any plans have been made or are being made in order to improve the service you provide to this extremely important service that gives the people you work for (the public) a means to finding information? In saying that would you like to make comment on this service?”