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Responses we have made to FOI requests

S39 Criminal Justice & Licensing (Scotland) Act (Stalking offences)

Freedom of information: S39 Criminal Justice & Licensing (Scotland) Act (Stalking offences)

4 October 2013

Thank you for your request dated 5 September 2013 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for the following information:

"1. How many charges have been reported to COPFS under Section 39 of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010 (offence of stalking)?

2. Of charges reported, how many prosecutions under Section 39 of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010 were undertaken?

3. What was the outcome of these prosecutions?

4. For questions 1, 2 and 3 above, can you please provide a breakdown for 2010, 2011, 2012 and so far in 2013. I understand the Act came into force on December 13, 2010."

Liaison with NOK (Next of Kin)

Freedom of information: Liaison with NOK (Next of Kin)

27 September 2013

Thank you for your letter dated 2 July 2013 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) in which you seek the following information -

"We are seeking to obtain copies of any procedures, protocols, guidance or other information for a Procurator Fiscal concerning the manner in which communicaton with the family of a deceased person in a suspected murder investigation ought to be handled. In particular we would wish to know who is responsible for liaising with the family in these circumstances and what information is to be conveyed in regard to the arrangements for disposal of the body by burial or cremation."

Money to Charitable Organisations

Freedom of information: Money to Charitable Organisations

27 September 2013

Thank you for your e-mail request of 28 June 2013. You have asked for the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA):

"Can you please tell me how much money the Crown Office has given to Stonewall Scotland, giving the full amount per year and explaining the reason for the funding.

Disposal of IT equipment

Freedom of information: Disposal of IT equipment

27 September 2013

Thank you for your e-mail dated 22 August and further e-mail dated 2 September in which you requested the following information. This has been treated as a request for information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA).

How does the organisation currently dispose of their redundant IT equipment?

How often does the organisation dispose of redundant IT equipment?

SFIU and Organ Retention

Freedom of information: SFIU and Organ Retention

25 September 2013

Thank you for your e-mail of 18 August 2013 in which you requested the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA):

1. Details of an audit commissioned by the Scottish Fatalities Investigation Unit into retention of organ cases. Please include when the audit was commissioned, who was commissioned (sic), how much it cost and how long it lasted.

2. Details of the findings of the audit - please include all findings and recommendations and any other information generated by the audit. The parts concerned in each instance.

Organ Retention

Freedom of information: Organ Retention

25 September 2013

Thank you for your e-mail of 27 August 2013 in which you requested the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA):

1. The number of instances since 2000 that the Crown Office have informed a family or relative that a person's organ has been retained without their knowledge or consent. If the figure cannot be found, please tell me how many instances the Crown Office are aware of for that period.

2. The number of funerals for which the Crown Office has met some or all of the costs for as a result of the situation outlined in question one.

3. The cost of those funerals.

Staff in PF Office, Glasgow

Freedom of Information: Staff in PF Office, Glasgow

Thank you for your e-mail of 23 September 2013 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) in which you seek the following information -

"Please detail the total number of current Glasgow office employees of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, divided by gender and pay grade/band/category (therefore, each pay grade should detail the financial amount of the pay grade, and the number of men and the number of women on said pay grade). This should include both full-time and part-time staff if part of an identifiable pay grade/category. This should also include managers and executives. Please note, I am not looking for names of any individuals and their pay which would be otherwise subject to potential restrictions under the Data Protection Act"

Death of footballer in 1985

Freedom of information: Death of footballer in 1985

18 September 2013

Thank you for your e-mail dated 27 August in which you requested, under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, a sudden death report, or any other pertinent case information about the death of the former Hibernian and Scotland footballer, Erich Schaedler on 28 December 1985.

Lost and stolen items

Freedom of information: Lost and stolen items

17 September 2013

Thank you for your request dated 17 August 2013 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) in which you requested a list of all items recorded as lost or stolen from COPFS in each of the last three full financial years. Specifically on any incidents of data loss, you would like a detailed description of the type of data or equipment lost, whether it was in fact lost or stolen and the date on which it went missing.

FAI costs

Freedom of information: FAI costs

17 September 2013

Thank you for your e-mail of 19 August 2013 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) asking for details of all costs associated with holding Fatal Accident Inquiries since January 2008.