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Responses we have made to FOI requests

FOI REQUEST: s42 Criminal Justice & Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010

Freedom of information: FOI request: s42 Criminal Justice & Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010

21 August

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

"Can you please tell me the statistics and numbers on police arrests, charges, cases reaching junior and senior courts relating to Section 42 of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010 on extreme pornographic material which came into force on 28 March 2011."

Statistics – Bail in Murder, Possession of Knife, Culpable homicide cases

Freedom of information: Statistics – Bail in Murder, Possession of Knife, Culpable homicide cases

21 August 2013

Thank you for your request dated 23 July 2013, under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for the following information:

"1. The number of people currently accused of murder in Scotland.

2. The number of these accused who are currently on bail.

3. The number of people currently accused of possession of a knife in Scotland.

4. The number of these accused currently on bail.

5. The number of people currently accused of culpable homicide in Scotland.

6. The number of these accused currently on bail."

Reports from British Transport Police – Sexual Assault on trains

Freedom of inforamtion: Reports from British Transport Police – Sexual Assault on trains

21 August 2013

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

"1.1) How many crime reports have been filed by the British Transport Police to a PF regarding a sexual assault on trains in Scotland, for the periods between:

Body Parts

Freedom of information: Body Parts

8 August 2013

Body Parts

Thank you for your e-mail dated 1 July in which you requested the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA):

1. The number of instances of which the Crown Office are aware in each of the last five years where a family or next of kin of a person whose body part or organ was retained was not informed of their options (to postpone a funeral until the part is released, to have the part cremated at a later date or to donate the part to medical science) before the funeral or cremation was held.

2. The parts concerned in each instance.

3. The amount of any compensation (by each individual claim) paid over the error.

4. The number of claims outstanding.

Disclosure of Information re Criminal Investigations to Former Staff or Legal Representatives

Freedom of Inforamtion:  Disclosure of Information re Criminal Investigations to Former Staff or Legal Representatives

6 August 2013

Thank you for your email of 2 May 2013 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) including the following request: -

• 1) "I would like to make a Freedom of Information request to find out how many times in the past three years the Crown Office has disclosed information or evidence gathered in a criminal investigation to members of senior staff or former members of senior staff or their legal representatives who have requested information or material from COPFS,

• 2) how many requests have been made, (granted or refused), reasons given for the request,

• 3) and what rules or procedures are applied by COPFS to authorising such disclosures of information or evidence gathered in a criminal investigation, and any conditions placed by COPFS on the use of disclosed evidence."

Hospitality and Register of Interests

Freedom of information request: Hospitality and Register of Interests

1 August 2013

Thank you for your e-mail dated 4 July 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 information contained in any register of, or declarations of hospitality or interests made by members of COPFS staff including Procurator Fiscals for the past three years.”

Proceeds of Crime Act

Freedom of information request: Proceeds of Crime Act

25 July 2013

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

"Can I have the annual figures since POCA was introduced for:

1. Assets placed under restraint

2. Value of confiscation orders awarded by the courts

3. Sums of cash seized under the act"

 

Hate Crime Statistics

17 July 2013

Freedom of Information Request: Hate Crime Statistics

Thank you for your e-mail of 17 June 2013 addressed to the Justice Statistics mailbox in which you requested information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA). As this information is held by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) it has been passed to the COPFS Customer Care Unit to reply. You requested the following information:

WITNESS CITATIONS

16 July 2013

Freedom of Information Request: Witness Citations

Thank you for your e-mail dated 18 June. You made a request for the number of witnesses 'called' by the Crown annually for the last five years.

S42 Criminal Justice & Licensing Act 2010

16 July 2013

Freedom of Information Request: S42 Criminal Justice & Licensing Act 2010

Thank you for your e-mail dated 21 June 2013 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) in which you seek the following information -

"I would like to know how many prosecutions have been recorded for possessing extreme pornographic material under the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010 since the act came into force on March 28 2011 to the present day."