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Responses we have made to FOI requests

Correspondence with Greenock Telegraph (R010632)

Freedom of Information: Correspondence with Greenock Telegraph (R010632)

Thank you for your e-mail of 15 June 2015 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) in which you seek the following information: 

“I am requesting sight of the email sent to the Greenock Telegraph that outlines your position as to why the six month limit contained within the Act does not apply. This is purely a statement of your position and hold no other information that would be prejudicial to any other case that is ongoing at this point in time. I would also like sight of all other exchanges between the Crown Office and the Greenock Telegraph in relation to the issue at the Pet’s corner in Gourock. Each of these requests for documentation is being submitted under the Freedom of Information Act” 

The Snares (Training) (Scotland) (No. 2) Order 2012 and Snares (Identification Numbers and Tags) (Scotland) Order 2012 (R010607)

Freedom of Information: The Snares (Training) (Scotland) (No. 2) Order 2012  and Snares (Identification Numbers and Tags) (Scotland) Order 2012 (R010607)

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

“Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 I seek the following information.
Please send me:

1.         The number of times legal action has been taken for the breach of the Snares (Training) (Scotland) (No. 2) Order 2012 since the order came into force.
2.         The number of times this legal action has resulted in conviction/punishment.
3.         The number of times legal action has been taken for the breach of the Snares (Identification Numbers and Tags) (Scotland) Order 2012 since that order came into force.
4.         The number of times this legal action has resulted in conviction/punishment.
5.         The number of times legal action has been taken for the breach of the Snares (Scotland) Order 2012 since that order came into force.
6.         The number of times this legal action has resulted in conviction/punishment.
7.         Any reports, assessments, correspondence and meeting minutes discussing the illegal use of snares since those orders mentioned directly above came into force – including the details of any scheme(s) in place to prevent such activity.

Cost for Prosecution of Andrew Coulson for Perjury (R010569)

Freedom of Informtion: Cost for Prosecution of Andrew Coulson for Perjury (R010569)

Thank you for your request dated 9 June 2015 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for the undernoted information:

“The total costs associated with the prosecution of Andrew Coulson for perjury?  (That would include any costs from May 2012 when Mr Coulson was arrested until June 3rd 2015 when the judge ruled there was no case to answer.)

And could you provide me with a breakdown of those costs?”

European Arrest Warrants (R010566)

European Arrest Warrants (R010566)

Thank you for your e-mail of 9 June 2015 in which you requested the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA):  

“Under the Freedom of Information Act can u tell me between 4th May 2015 and 15th June 2015 (the period):

1. How many European Arrest Warrants (EAW) have been received by Scotland (inward) in the period above? 
2. What offences were they in relation to?
3. How many inward requests resulted in the person being returned?
4. How many EAW were issued by Scotland in the period above?
5. What offences were these in relation to?”

Proceeds of Crime Act – Dumfries (R010548)

Proceeds of Crime Act – Dumfries (R010548) 

Thank you for your request dated 8 June 2015 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for the undernoted information: 

“i) How much has been seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act at Dumfries Sheriff Court in each of the following years: 2012, 2013, 2014? 
ii) For each of those seizures, could you specify their name, the date of order and the offence they were convicted of?
iii) For each crime, could you specify how much the proceeds of their crime was calculated at?”

Allegations of Criminality against Procurators Fiscal and Judiciary (R010540)

Freedom of Information: Allegations of Criminality against Procurators Fiscal and Judiciary (R010540) 

Thank you for your e-mail of 8 June 2015 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) in relation to allegations of criminality against COPFS. You seek the following information: 

“(1) Please provide details of the number of allegations of criminality against Procurators Fiscal former Procurators Fiscal and members of the Judiciary. What the allegations were. What the disposals were, and how many are currently being investigated. Of those currently being investigated when were the complaints received, from which division of Police Scotland or station in Police Scotland or from the PIRC. Of those currently being investigated how many have the involvement of the Director of Serious Crime of their department.  

(2) How many allegations of criminality received from Police Scotland and the PIRC currently being investigated are being directed by COPFS. How many requests for information have been received from Police Scotland for information from COPFS in relation to these and when were they made. Of these requests how many have been complied with and how many still await responses and from which department in COPFS. 

Computer Misuse Act 1990 (R010505)

Freedom of Information: Computer Misuse Act 1990 (R010505)

Thank you for your request dated 5 June 2015 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for the undernoted information: 

Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would like to request information on the number of initial charges brought before Procurator Fiscals and the number of charges assigned to the Scottish Courts between 1991 and 2014 for the following offences under the Computer Misuse Act 1990:

Section 1 – Unauthorised access to computer material;
Section 2 – Unauthorised access with intent to commit or facilitate commission of further offences;
Section 3 – Unauthorised acts with intend to impair, or with recklessness as to impairing, operation of computer, etc; and,
Section 3A – Making, supplying or obtaining articles for use in offence under Section 1 or 3

Honour Based Violence (R010504)

Freedom of Information: Honour Based Violence (R010504) 

Thank you for your request dated 3 June 2015 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for the undernoted information: 

“1. For the full year of 2014 (01/01/2014 - 31/12/2014) how many cases were prosecutions brought involving:
a)"honour" based violence?
b) forced marriage?
c) female genital mutilation?
d) any of the following; "honour" based violence, forced marriage and female genital mutilation?

Parking Fines in Midlothian (R010474)

Freedom of Information: Parking Fines in Midlothian (R010474) 

Thank you for your e-mail of 1 June 2015 in which you requested the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA):

“I am unhappy about the growing amount of illegal parking in Midlothian.

Police Scotland have replied to my Freedom of Information request and told me that the number of Parking Tickets issued is as follows:

2012-2013 285 issued

2013-2014 195 issued

2014-2015 163 issued

Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 (R010476)

Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 (R010476)

Thank you for your e-mail of 1 June 2015 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) in which you seek the following information: 

“The number of prosecutions taken by your organisation in terms of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 since its introduction. The decision in each case and the penalties imposed. The name of defendants in chronological order”