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Responses we have made to FOI requests

Payments to Ricoh (R008638)

Freedom of information: Payments to Ricoh (R008638)

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

"I would be grateful if you could provide me with details of all the payments made to Ricoh from 1 April 2013 to 1 September 2014 in respect of software, hardware, licensing, professional services (including training and technical support) and leasing.

I would also be grateful if you could provide details of the formal procurement exercises that were undertaken and where details of these can be found."

Bail Aggravations (R008340)

Freedom of Information: Bail Aggravations (R008340)

Thank you for your e-mail of 11 August 2014 in which you requested the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA):

"I would like to request details of all bail aggravations that have been recorded for 2012-13 and 2013-14.
Please provide in a format similar to the example already published on the COPFS website (for example: 
http://www.copfs.gov.uk/images/Documents/Freedom_of_Information/Bail%20Aggravations%20response%20only%202011-12.pdf)"

Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009 (R008062)

Freedom of Information: Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009 (R008062)
Thank you for your email dated 4 July 2014 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) and the clarification you later provided.

Your original request was for the following information:

"Please can you tell me, in relation to each of the sexual offences against children contained within the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009, and for each of the 3 years 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, the total number of people proceeded against, and the outcome of court proceedings

FOI requests to Crown Office (R008312)

Freedom of Information: FOI requests to Crown Office (R008312)
Thank you for your email dated 7 August in which you requested the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002:

  1. The number of FOI requests received by the Crown Office in each of the last three years.
  2. The number of FOI requests where information was disclosed by the Crown Office in each of the last three years.
  3. The number of FOI disclosures that were published on the Crown Office disclosure log in each of the last three years.
  4. Details of any policy or decision about publishing disclosures.

We have taken your reference to "disclosure" of information to mean information which was not previously in the public domain and which COPFS provided in response to requests made under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA)

Number of Procurators Fiscal and adjournment of cases (R008566)

Freedom of Information: Number of Procurators Fiscal and adjournment of cases (R008566)

Thank you for your request dated 5 and 8 September under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for the undernoted information:

"How many prosecution fiscal officers do we have in scotland?";
"What is the rate of police officer's time wasted because the court isn't ready for them over the last year?";
"What is the rate of case's getting throughout of court because the prosecution fiscal isn't ready for trail's over the last year?";
"How much of public money get's wasted because the court's are ready but at the last stage the prosecution scrap the case?" and
"What happen's to witnesses that don't attend and waste the court's time and money?"

Prosecutions for Money Laundering Offences (R008561)

Prosecutions for Money Laundering Offences (R008561)

Thank you for your e-mail of 5 September 2014 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) in which you seek the following information:

“The number of prosecutions raised for money laundering offences (s327, 328, 329, s330-s332 and s333) categorised by offence and year. Of those, which proceeded to trial and subsequent disposal? I have attach an excel spread sheet that you may find helpful in compiling this information”

Pay Agreement (R008560)

 Freedom of Information: Pay Agreement (R008560)


Thank you for your e-mail of 4 September 2014 in which you requested the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA):

1) Name of unions which are signatories to your main collective agreement covering pay and conditions;
2) Number of employees covered by the agreement;
3) Lists of grades and current pay rates. Please indicate any agreed equivalence between the grade names used within the list and the following civil service grades:

  1. Administrative Assistant (AA)
  2. Administrative Officer (AO)
  3. Executive Officer (EO)
  4. Higher Executive Officer (HEO)
  5. Senior Executive Officer (SEO)
  6. Grade 7 
  7. Grade 6

Hate Crime Statistical Report and Deaf Community (R008493)

Freedom of Information: Hate Crime Statistical Report and Deaf Community

Thank you for your e-mails of 8 and 24 August and 3 September 2014 in which you requested and clarified your request for information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA):

"I am doing a research to find out how many Deaf people in Scotland have been victimised, reported to police and/or a third party reporting centre, and gone to court for hate crimes.

I have studied the annual hate crime statistical report and could see that it is useful. I would like to know if the disability section includes Deaf British Sign Language users. If yes how many?

I am hoping to look from the year of 2012/13 to present.

European Arrest Warrants – Extradition (R008503)

Freedom of Information: European Arrest Warrants – Extradition (R008503)

Thank you for your e-mail of 31 August 2014 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) in which you seek the following information:

1 - The number of (a) European Arrest Warrants (b) extradition requests from Part 2 countries under the Extradition Act 2003 and (c) extradition requests received from countries that are neither Part 1 nor Part 2 countries under the Extradition Act 2003, received in relation to individuals in Scotland during from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014.

2 - The data provided in response to point 1(a), (b) and (c)  broken down by requesting country. 

Proceeds of Crime Act (R008501)

 Freedom of Information: Proceeds of Crime Act (R008501)

Thank you for your e-mail of 30 August 2014 in which you requested the undernoted information:

"Please can you tell me since the Proceeds of Crime Act was introduced, how many nominal confiscation orders of £1 have been made?

Can you outline who these were taken out against, when and what court they happened and the crimes they were convicted of?

For each case can you also please outline what their Proceeds of Crime was calculated to be?

Out of this total can you also please outline how many have had further action taken under Proceeds of Crime Act to by the Crown to subsequently seize assets after the nominal award?

Out of the further action please outline what was subsequently seized and when?"