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Responses we have made to FOI requests

Breaches of Civil Service Code (R010117)

Freedom of Information: Breaches of Civil Service Code (R010117)

Thank you for your email of 9 April 2015 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA). You have requested:

Whistleblowing

(1) Please provide details of the number of individuals who have raised concerns regarding alleged breaches of the Civil Service Code in your organisation between the following dates: 01/01/2010 to 09/01/2010 and 01/01/2014 to 31/12/2014.

(2) in particular:
i.     Please provide details of whether each individual raised the concern on anonymous, confidential, or self-identified basis.
ii.    Please indicate whether the concern was raised to a line manager or nominated officer (an individual tasked to receive whistleblowing concerns as identified in the Civil Service Code).
iii.   Please provide a brief summary of the types of concerns raised.
iv.  Please indicate whether or not the matter complained of was subsequently referred to the Civil Service Commission or a regulatory or enforcement organisation.
v.    Please identify (if appropriate) whether any subsequent action was taken.

Offences under Data Protection Act 1998 (R010056)

Freedom of Information: Offences under Data Protection Act 1998 (R010056)

Thank you for your e-mail of 3 April 2015 in which you requested the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA):  

“Pursuant to the general right of access to information contained in section 1 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 I request the following information from the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service for the period 1 April 2014 - 31 March 2015 inclusive:

(1) the number of reports COPFS has received concerning alleged offences under section 55 of the Data Protection Act 1998
(2) the number of reports COPFS has received concerning alleged offences under section 21(1) of the Data Protection Act 1998

Reports from Police and Specialist Reporting Agencies (R010057)

Freedom of Information: Reports from Police and Specialist Reporting Agencies (R010057)

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

1.
(a) In each of the last two years, how many reports of crimes were sent to the COPFS by Police Scotland?
(b) Of those reports sent by Police Scotland in 1(a), how many did not lead to court proceedings?
(c) Of those reports sent by Police Scotland in 1(a), how many were dropped by COPFS through lack of evidence?
(d) Of those reports sent by Police Scotland in 1(a), how many led to a conviction?

European Arrest Warrants (R009931)

Freedom of Information: European Arrest Warrants (R009931)

Thank you for your e-mails of 18 March and 2 April 2015 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) in which you seek the following information:

“How many European Arrest Warrants (EAW) have been issued in Scotland between 17 February and 1 April 2015. What offences were these in relation to?”

Between the dates specified, one European Arrest Warrant was issued by Scotland and this was in relation to offences of drug trafficking and money laundering. 

Victim Support Pilot Scheme (R010041)

Victim Support Pilot Scheme (R010041)

Thank you for your further email of 1 April 2015 in relation to the Victim Support Scotland (VSS) pilot scheme.

Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) you request a copy of the service level agreement or contract regulating payments made to the scheme and a breakdown of the £100,000 figure provided to you on 3 February 2015.

Cases Timebarred on Receipt (R009078)

Freedom of Information: Cases Timebarred on Receipt (R009078)

As discussed, please find the amended data enclosed.

Racially Aggravated Charges – Edinburgh (R010028)

Freedom of Information: Racially Aggravated Charges – Edinburgh (R010028)

Thank you for your e-mail of 27 March 2014 in which you requested information about the conversion rates between police reports and successful prosecutions in relation to racially aggravated charges in Edinburgh cases over the last 6 months.

Drink Driving Charges – New limit (R010015)

Freedom of Information: Drink Driving Charges – New limit (R010015)

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

1.       How many people in Scotland have been charged with drink-driving since the introduction of the new drink-driving limit in December?
2.       How many convictions have there been for drink-driving in the Scottish courts since the change in the law, which relate to people charged after the change in the law?
3.       How do these figures compare with figures for the same timescale last year?
4.       How many of these people would not have been charged before the drink-drive limit was lowered? So, how many people were between the new and old limits?

Children and Young Persons Act 1937, Section 12 (R01006)

Freedom of Information: Children and Young Persons Act 1937, Section 12 (R01006)

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

“Over the same periods I would be interest to know the breakdown by gender of the accused in cases were proceeded as a comparison.”

S28 Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 (R010002)

Freedom of Information: S28 Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 (R010002)

Thank you for your e-mail of 18 March 2015 to the National Enquiry Point of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS).

In respect of your request to be advised on how many prosecutions have been made against landlords who have been issued with a Private Rented Housing Panel Enforcement Order, this request is being considered under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA).