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Responses we have made to FOI requests

Training for Staff – Project Management (R010460)

Freedom of Information; Training for Staff – Project Management (R010460)

Thank you for your email of 31 May 2015 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) where you seek the following information over the last 36 months: 

“How much has COPFS spent in recent years sending staff on PRINCE2 (including re-accreditation and resits), Managing Successful Programmes, Managing Portfolios and Work Measurement / Process Review courses? 

How many staff were sent on such courses? 

How many Portfolios have actually been managed in COPFS according to proper principles and by staff at what grades? 

Is it true that: 

1. Promoted posts have been (or are to be) advertised where only candidates who have attended such courses (at public expense) can apply given the restrictive criteria set - in particular Portfolio Management and Process Review posts at SEO grade; and 

2. That the line managers of these staff are to sit on these Boards without declaring any personal interests contrary to the principles of the Civil Service Management Code?”

Case Law – addressing employment of members of armed forces (R010459)

Freedom of Information: Case Law – addressing employment of members of armed forces (R010459)

Thank you for your request dated 28 May 2015 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for the undernoted information: 

“In his letter to Tracy White, Clerk to the Justice Committee, dated 21st May 2015 (ref SMCG/GS), Mr Stephen McGowan refers to case law when addressing employment of members of the Armed Forces. Can you advise me as to the cases which support this claim?”

Cyclist Prosescutions (R010424)

Freedom of Information: Cyclist Prosescutions (R010424)

Thank you for your request dated 26 May 2015 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for the undernoted information: 

“Under FoI, can you please provide the following:  I made the same request in February 2012 so an update since then would be appreciated. 

Details of all successful prosecutions against cyclists in Scotland, going back five years (or the last five years for which information is available).  This should include offences such as cycling on the pavement, failure to observe traffic lights and pedestrian crossings, cycling without appropriate lighting, cycling while under the influence of drink or drugs and any other offences not previously mentioned.”

Judiciary reported for Criminal Offences (R010423)

Freedom of Information: Judiciary reported for Criminal Offences (R010423)

Thank you for your request dated 22 May 2015 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for the undernoted information: 

“I would like to make a Freedom of Information request for information & discussions relating to how many members of the judiciary were reported to the Crown Office for criminal offences in the past year to the date of this FOI request, what the terms of those complaints/cases/charges were and whether any of the cases were prosecuted or not (reasons why not).”

VSS Pilot - Service Level Agreement (R010434)

Freedom of Information: VSS Pilot - Service Level Agreement (R010434)

Thank you for your email of 22 May 2015 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) where you request if the Service Level Agreement included in our published response of 1 April 2015 is the original between parties and, if so, the date it was signed.

I can advise the Service Level Agreement contained in our published response of 2 April 2015 is not the original agreement, but represents the current agreement in place. 

Proceeds of Crime Act (R010389)

Freedom of Information: Proceeds of Crime Act (R010389)

Thank you for your request dated 20 May 2015 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for the undernoted information: 

“I am looking for the breakdown of the total amount secured through the Proceeds of Crime Act in the 12month period from 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013 which was made up of £8 million from criminals convicted of relevant offences and £4 million from cash forfeitures and asset recovery orders granted by the civil courts.

Victim Support Scotland (VSS) (R010370)

Victim Support Scotland (VSS) (R010370)

Thank you for your further email of 15 May 2015 in relation to the Victim Support Scotland (VSS) pilot scheme.

Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) you request what receipts COPFS has seen to vouch for the initial £50,000 expenditure made on 27 March 2012.

Whistleblowing (R010373)

Freedom of Information: Whistleblowing (R010373)

Thank you for your e-mail of 15 May 2015 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) in which you seek the following information:
“Following the convictions of staff employed by Edinburgh Council after a police investigation due to whistleblowing, how many whistleblowing allegations have been received by COPFS Management? How were these investigated and how many were upheld?”

COPFS Case Management System (R010137)

Freedom of Information: COPFS Case Management System (R010137)

“I would like to make a Freedom of Information request for information relating to the live operational case management system, it’s structure, how many staff are involved in maintaining it, it’s costs per year for the past three years and any reviews conducted on it’s operation in the past three years”.

List of Advocate Deputes (R010338)

Freedom of Information: List of Advocate Deputes (R010338)

Thank you for your request dated 11 May 2015 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for the undernoted information:

“Please could you forward me information on the names of those who hold the position of Advocate Depute at the present time and their rank (e.g. Senior Advocate Depute).  Please also include those who hold an ad-hoc commission.

Please inform me of the respective salaries paid for the different ranks.”