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Responses we have made to FOI requests

Administrative Staff in COPFS (R008937)

Freedom of Information: Administrative Staff in COPFS (R008937)

Thank you for your e-mail of 30 October 2014 in which you requested the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA):
“I write regarding the above and to request, under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, the following information:

1. The total number of administrative staff, including case preparation and corporate services staff, currently working for COPFS;
2. The annual turnover of administrative staff, including case preparation and corporate services staff, for each of the last three financial years for COPFS.”

Stalking Cases (R008987 and R009802)

Freedom of Information: Stalking Cases (R008987 and R009802)

Thank you for your request dated 22 October 2014 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for updated information about the number of reports received by COPFS for offences under section 39 of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010, along with number of prosecutions commenced, number of convictions and acquittals, prosecutions ongoing and number of cases discontinued.

Payments to Ricoh (R008803)

Freedom of Information: Payments to Ricoh (R008803)

Thank you for your further e-mail of 20 October 2014 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) in which you seek the following information:

“"Thank you for your letter of 10 October 2014 in response to my FOI request.  

In your letter you refer to a contract awarded on 9 December 2011 following a mini-competition under an existing SG Framework Agreement.

(1) Were the full details of this award published and are they available to the public?

(2) Was the award for the provision of specific goods and services and, if so, has this changed or have additional goods or services outwith the original specification been provided since the contract was awarded without further competition?

Outcome of cases marked in 2014/4 for offences committed in Aberdeen/Stonehaven area (R008840)

Freedom of Information: Outcome of cases marked in 2014/4 for offences committed in Aberdeen/Stonehaven area (R008840)

Thank you for your e-mail of 15 October 2014 to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) National Enquiry Point. Due to the nature of your request it has been treated as a request for information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA). In particular, you have requested the following information:

“During our last Community Council meeting, there was a question raised regarding the number of cases presented to your office versus the number of cases where the decision was made not to proceed with action…Are you able to advise what these comparative numbers are ?”

Failure To Comply With Lights At Airbles Road, Motherwell (R008813)

Freedom of Information: Failure To Comply With Lights At Airbles Road, Motherwell (R008813)

Thank you for your request dated 13 October 2014 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for the undernoted information:

“-All information held on vehicles which failed to comply with an indication to stop given by light signals on Airbles Road, Motherwell at the junction crossing Hamilton Road.

-Please include & supply figures of cases taken to court & conditional offers accepted.”

Proceeds of Crime – Aberdeen, Peterhead, Stonehaven, Banff and Elgin Sheriff Courts (R008795)

Freemdom of Information: Proceeds of Crime – Aberdeen, Peterhead, Stonehaven, Banff and Elgin Sheriff Courts (R008795)

Thank you for your e-mail of 9 October 2014 in which you requested the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA):

“What was the total value of money seized through the proceeds of crime act during the past 12 months from Aberdeen, Peterhead, Stonehaven, Banff and Elgin Sheriff Courts.

Please break this total down to show the total values seized at each of the courts over the same period.

What were the ten highest values seized, provide details of the cases each related to, at which court the cases called and the dates each seizure was ordered.”

Deaths – View and Grant (R008794)

Freedom of Information: Deaths – View and Grant (R008794)

Thank you for your e-mail of 8 October 2014 in which you requested the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA):

“…the new included link takes to a document giving the number of deaths reported to the procurator i believe. It doesn't make reference to autopsy numbers of "view and grant" numbers - is this information available elsewhere for the past few years? 

Please may I have it for the past 10 years if possible.”

Unmarked Cases, Dropped Cases, Members of Staff (R008739)

Freedom of Information: Unmarked Cases, Dropped Cases, Members of Staff (R008739)

Thank you for your request dated 5 October 2014 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for the following information:

“How many cases within the COPFS are currently unmarked?

How many of them are more than 4 weeks old, i.e. a report was submitted by police more than 4 weeks ago?

How many cases within the COPFS were unmarked on the same date in 2013 & 2009?

How many cases have been dropped because they were out with the time bar (either by the Crown or by way of a judge/Sheriff’s refusal to extend) in September? What were the charges in these cases?

How many cases were dropped because they were out with the time bar in September 2013 & September 2009? What were the charges in these cases?

How many cases have been dropped because they were out with the time bar between January 1 and September 30 this year? What were the charges in these cases?

How many cases were dropped because they were out with the time bar over the same nine month period in 2013 & 2009? Please again break this down into types of charges.

How many employees does COPFS currently have? How many employees did the service have at the same point in 2013 & 2009?

How many trainee fiscals did the COPFS taken on in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 & 2009?

How many trainee fiscals were kept on following their training in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 & 2009?”

Allegations Of Criminality (R008736)

Freedom of Information: Allegations Of Criminality (R008736)

Thank you for your e-mail of 2 October 2014 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) in which you seek the following information:

(1) Please provide details of the number of allegations of criminality against Procurators Fiscal. 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. 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 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.

Specialist Reporting Agencies (R008646)

Freedom of Information: Specialist Reporting Agencies (R008646)

Thank you for your request dated 22 September 2014 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for the undernoted information:

“I am looking for information regarding the current amount of agencies, and what agencies in Scotland are registered as specialist reporting agencies to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service. If you could advise me where I could find this information I would be grateful. Also if you could advise me how a non Government agency would become a specialist reporting agency if possible.”