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Responses we have made to FOI requests

Compromise agreements

Freedom of information: Compromise agreements

13 September 2013

Thank you for your request dated 17 August 2013 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) in which you requested full details of any payments made to former COPFS employees to ensure they did not discuss their work or take any further legal action once their employment ended.  You requested that this should cover each of the last four financial years and include a breakdown of each individual pay out for the compromise or settlement deal agreed.  You asked that details on the grade of each recipient should be provided with details of each individual payout.

Prosecution of police officers

Freedom of information: Prosecution of police officers

11 September 2013

Thank you for your e-mail dated 14 August 2013 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) in which you seek the following information –

1) "Could you please provide the following details from all of the 19 prosecutions [of police officers] from [2012]:

• The alleged offence

• The force with which the officer in question was employed

• The disposal/outcome of the case – e.g. officer sentenced to term in jail, ongoing, etc.

2) "Could you please also provide the same information for prosecutions of police officers for alleged offences committed whilst on duty for the year 2013 to date?"

Using TV without a licence

Freedom of information: Using TV without a licence

10 September 2013

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

"The Ministry of Justice has recently published (via a Parliamentary answer) figures specifying how many individuals, in 2012, were proceeded against at magistrates' courts in England, and found guilty, of an offence under section 363 of the Communications Act 2003 (using a TV without a license).

Special payments

Freedom of Information: Special payments

9 September 2013

Thank you for your request dated 10 August 2013 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) in which you requested "full details of what the special payments detailed…(from the 2012/13 COPFS Annual Report) are for." You indicated that you would like "a full detail of all 28 cases, including who each payment was to and the reason for each payment".

The information which was released in relation to this request was as follows:

I attach a table which provides information about the reason for a number of special payments made.

Crimes of recklessness

Freedom of Information: Crimes of Recklessness

6 September 2013

Thank you for your requests dated 31 July and 9 August under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for the following information:

  1. Since 1993 how many cases involving crimes of recklessness have been marked 'no proceedings' where the accused in such cases were individuals under the age of 16?
  2. Were such cases marked 'no proceedings', wholly or partly, due to the age and lack of capacity of the accused to appreciate the risks in the circumstances?
  3. Since 1993 how many cases involving crimes of recklessness have been marked 'no proceedings' where the accused in such cases were individuals under the age of 16 and were referred to the Children's Hearing System?
  4. Since 1993 how many cases involving crimes of recklessness have been marked 'no proceedings' where the accused in such cases were vulnerable adults with learning difficulties or psychological problems?
  5. Were such cases marked 'no proceedings', wholly or partly, due to the lack of capacity of the accused to appreciate the risks in the circumstances?
  6. Since 1993 how many cases involving crimes of recklessness have been prosecuted where the accused were under 16 or adults with learning difficulties or psychological problems?

 

Recruitment and Retention Allowances

Freedom of information: Recruitment and Retention Allowances

5 September 2013

Thank you for your e-mail of 9 August 2013 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) asking for the following:

1. Broken down by financial years 2010/11, 11/12 and 12/13, how much has been paid to staff in "recruitment and retention allowances" and how many staff have received these allowances in each of these 3 financial years?

2. Please provide me with all guidance held by the Crown Office explaining which types of staff qualify for "recruitment and retention awards" and the amounts of money that can be given.

3. Broken down by financial years 2010/11, 11/12 and 12/13, how much has been paid to staff in "private office allowances" and how many staff have received these awards in each of these 3 financial years?

4. Broken down by financial years 2010/11, 11/12 and 12/13, how much has been paid to staff in "reserved rights to London weighting and London allowances" and how many staff have received these allowances in each of these 3 financial years?

Advocate Appointments

Freedom of information: AD appointments

30 August 2013

Thank you for your request dated 25 June 2013 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for the following information:

"1. How many AD's on full time contracts have there been in post in each year since 2009/10 including the current year;

2. The dates of public advertisements for full time AD posts in each year since 2009/10 including the current year;

Solemn cases reduced to summary/Domestic Assault

Freedom of information: Solemn cases reduced to summary/Domestic Assault

Thank you for your request dated 30 August 2013, under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for the following information:

"Each request below covers the following periods: (i) April, May and June of 2012 (ii) July, August and September of 2012 (iii) October, November and December of 2012 (iv) January, February and March of 2013 (v) April, May and June of 2013)

(1) in each of the aforementioned periods, how many cases were marked as solemn cases by the Procurator Fiscal and reduced to Summary procedure by Crown Counsel or the Lord Advocate?

(2) in each of the aforementioned periods, how many of the cases in (1) contained charges relating to domestic assault

Keeping a Brothel

Freedom of information: Keeping a Bothel

30 August 2013

Thank you for your request dated 1 August 2013 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA). You asked "for each year from 2005 to the latest available, the amount of money kept by the COPFS under the Proceeds of Crime Act following prosecutions for "keeping a brothel"".

We have now completed our search for the information you request, and undernoted is a list of the monies confiscated for each year from 2006 to present following prosecutions for "keeping a brothel".

Benefit Fraud – Greenock

Freedom of information: Benefit Fraud – Greenock

23 August 2013

Thank you for your e-mail dated 19 July 2013 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) in which you seek the following information:

"1) The total number of people have been convicted of all types of benefit fraud from 30 July 2008 to 30 July 2013 at Greenock Sheriff Court.

2) The biggest single amount in £ Sterling of benefit fraud, and type of benefit fraud (eg Income Support). Please include full charge details and the sentence the person found guilty of the benefit fraud got.

3) The lowest single amount in £ Sterling of benefit fraud, and type of benefit fraud (eg Income Support). Please include the full charge details and the sentence the person found guilty of the benefit fraud got.

4) A breakdown by year of every type of benefit fraud conviction (eg Income Support, Pension Credit, Council Tax etc) and the amount of benefit they received which they were not entitled to in £ Sterling.

5) A breakdown of the people convicted of benefit fraud each year by their sex and age."