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Responses we have made to FOI requests

Wildlife Crime

Freedom of Information - Wildlife Crime

Thank you for your initial e-mail request dated 3 April 2014 and for your subsequent clarification email of 7 April 2014 in which you requested the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA): 


"I am looking for data on offences under wildlife legislation (further to that available in this report) and would like to request the total figures for proceedings, prosecutions and cautions for wildlife offences recorded under the relevant legislation.

Redundancy and Retirement

Freedom of information: Redundancy and Retirement

Thank you for your e-mail of 10 July 2014 in which you requested the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA):

1. The total number of individuals who were given voluntary redundancy in the financial year 2013/14 and the total cost of these.
2. The highest single voluntary redundancy payment made in the financial year 2013/14
3. The total number of individuals who were given compulsory redundancy in the financial year 2013/14 and the total cost of these. 
4. The highest single compulsory redundancy payment made in the financial year 2013/14. 
5. The total number of individuals who were given early retirement in the financial year 2013/14 and the total cost of these.
6. The highest single payment for early retirement made in the financial year 2013/14, including any lump sums paid
7. The total number of individuals who were given any other form of severance not included above in the financial year 2013/14 and the total cost of these.
8. The highest single payment in the financial year 2013/14 for any other form of severance not included above.
9. The total number of individuals who were given compromise agreements in the financial year 2013/14 and the total cost involved in these
10. Total full-time equivalent staff headcount in the financial year 2013/14

Direct Measures – Alternative to Prosecution

Freedom of information: Direct Measures – Alternative to Prosecution

Thank you for your request dated 9 July 2014 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for the undernoted information:

"1. The number of direct measures offered by the COPFS as an alternative to prosecution in each of the last five years up to the date of answer of this request. 

(a) Please breakdown the figures by direct measure offered (fiscal fine, warning etc).

(b) Please breakdown the figures by allegation.

2. Please indicate the total amount of fiscal fines issued in each of the last five years up to the date of this request.

(a) If possible please state how much has been collected in respect of fiscal fines in each of the last five years up to the date of this request.

3. Please indicate the total number of community service/unpaid work hours offered as an alternative to prosecution in each of the last five years up to the date of answer of this request.

(a) If possible please state how many hours had been completed in each of the last five years up to the date of this request."

Roads (Scotland) Act 1984 - Prosecutions

Freedom of Information: Roads (Scotland) Act 1984 - Prosecutions

Roads (Scotland) Act 1984 - Prosecutions

Thank you for your letter of 4 July 2014 addressed to the Crown Agent requesting clarification on the Crown's policy of prosecuting offences under the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984 (RSA), Section 98(1) and also your request for confirmation of the number of complaints reported by the police and number of prosecutions commenced over the past five years. Your correspondence has been passed to me to reply.

Domestic Abuse – Dundee

Freedom of Information: Domestic Abuse – Dundee

Thank you for your request dated 23 June 2014 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for the following information:

How many charges which contained an element of domestic abuse were reported to the Procurator Fiscal at Dundee in each of the following periods the period 2011-2012; 2012-2013; 2013-14 under the following categories?

Drink Driving Offences

Freedom of Information: Drink Driving Offences

Thank you for your request dated 23 June 2014 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for the following information:

1a)   How many drink driving offences have been reported to the Procurator Fiscal in Scotland over the last four years?

1b)   How many drink driving offences have been prosecuted by the Procurator Fiscal in Scotland over the last four years?

1c)   Can this information be broken down by individual Procurator Fiscal offices.

2a)   How many cases of driving while impaired due to drugs have been reported to the Procurator Fiscal in Scotland over the last four years?

2b)   How many cases of driving while impaired due to drugs have been prosecuted by the Procurator Fiscal in Scotland over the last four years? 

2c)   Can this information be broken down by individual Procurator Fiscal offices.

3a)   How many cases of careless and/or dangerous driving have been reported to the Procurator Fiscal in Scotland over the last four years?

3b)   How many cases of careless and/or dangerous driving have been prosecuted by the Procurator Fiscal in Scotland over the last four years? 

3c)   Can this information be broken down by individual Procurator Fiscal offices.

Domestic Abuse - 23 June

Freedom of information: Domestic Abuse

Thank you for your request dated 23 June 2014 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for the following information:

1. How many people were prosecuted in Scotland under Section 38 or related domestic violence charges in 2012-13.

2. How many people were prosecuted in Scotland under Section 38 or related domestic violence charges in 2013-14.

3. How many people were prosecuted in the Lothian and Borders Police force area under Section 38 or related domestic violence charges in 2012-13.

4. How many people were prosecuted in the former Lothian and Borders Police force area under Section 38 or related domestic violence charges in 2013-14.

Drug-related deaths

Freedom of Information: Drug-related deaths

Thank you for your e-mail of 17 June 2014. As your letter relates to drug deaths in Scotland it has been passed to me for reply.

I have considered your request for information and also whether the information could be released to you under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA). You have asked for further information held by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) relating to the investigation of drug related deaths involving children up to the age of 18 years, for the purposes of your research study on the reporting mechanisms for child deaths by poisoning from parental misuse of drugs.

Terrorism-related cases

Freedom of Information - Terrorism-related cases

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

"I have seen the FOI request: "A list of all terrorism or terrorism related cases prosecuted in Scotland from 2000 to present"

http://www.copfs.gov.uk/foi/responses-we-have-made-to-foi-requests/690-cases-relating-to-terrorism

I was wondering if it would be possible to supply the number of convictions and what they were convicted for. Could I have the figures for the last 10 years – broken down into each year and preferably council area"

Cases referred to COPFS by Scottish Information Commissioner

Freedom of Information - Cases Referred to COPFS by Scottish Information Commissioner

Thank you for your email received on 30 April 2014 in which you requested the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA):

"I would like to make a Freedom of Information request for disclosure of information relating to and contained in any cases (including the total numbers of such cases) referred to the Crown Office by the Scottish Information Commissioner including cases under Freedom of Information Scotland Act Section 65 since January 2005, and what happened to those cases, if charges were made, if prosecutions occurred or not, reasons why not, if cautions were issued etc, which public bodies were involved."