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Responses we have made to FOI requests

LIST OF PATHOLOGY PROVIDERS

3 May 2013

Freedom of Information Request LIST OF PATHOLOGY PROVIDERS

Thank you for your request, dated 19 October 2012, for information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA).  I note that you have requested a list of all the pathologist services used by the Crown in the last 30 years or however long records go back.  I am sorry for the delay in responding to you.

COMPLAINTS AND FOI REQUESTS RECEIVED BY COPFS

23 April 2013

COMPLAINTS AND FOI REQUESTS RECEIVED BY COPFS

I refer again to your letter dated 13 March and now thank you for your further letter of 25 March in which you provided the clarification I required to process your request for information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA).

COPFS Staff – Statistical request

19 April 2013

Freedom of Information Request: COPFS Staff – Statistical request

Thank you for your email dated 12 March 2013 in which you requested information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 to the following questions:

Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2011

17 April 2013

Freedom of Information Request: Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2011

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

"1. How many people have been able to access a non-harassment order, when they had only one conduct incident since the 2011 Act was introduced?

2. How many people have been reported to the Procurator Fiscal in respect of offences under section 2 of the 2011 Act and how many of these cases resulted in a prosecution taking place?

3. How many people have been convicted of an offence under section 2 of the 2011 Act?

4. Were any of the cases reported under section 2 of the 2011 Act cases that involved repeat offenders?"

Unpaid Fixed Penalties

17 April 2013

FOI REQUEST:     UNPAID FIXED PENALTIES

Thank you for your request of 27 February 2013 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA), for information on “how many Fixed Penalty Notices cases have appeared in court since 2007”.  On 1 March, we asked you for clarification of what you required as there were two possible interpretations of your request

Equality Act

8 April 2013

Freedom of Information Request: Equality Act

Thank you for your email dated 4 March 2013 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) requesting the following information:

(1)A statistical quote of the number of complaints raised against the service on grounds of the characteristics specified by HM Equality Enactment of 2010 between the 1st day of January 2012 to the 31st day of December 2012.

Fatal Accident Inquiries - Deaths of Servicemen

8 April 2013

Freedom of Information Request: Fatal Accident Inquiries - Deaths of Servicemen

Thank you for your request dated 5 March 2013 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) in which you requested "the names and ages of servicemen and ex-servicemen of the UK Armed Forces whose deaths occurred in 2012 and have been the subject of a Fatal Accident Inquiry under your jurisdiction. Could you please include all opened, pending and closed Fatal Accident Inquiries".

I also note that you are particularly interested in those deaths that are recorded as suicide or suspected suicide.

Suspected Benefit Fraud

13 March 2013

Freedom of Information Request: Suspected Benefit Fraud

Thank you for your request 12 January 2013 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA), in which you requested the following:

"1) Can you tell me how many cases of suspected benefit fraud were referred to the Crown Office in 2012?

2) Out of this total can you tell me how many times the Crown Office decided not to proceed with a prosecution? And what were the reasons behind the decision?

3) Can you also tell me how many prosecutions for benefit fraud happened in 2012 and how many were successful?

4) Can you also tell me out of this total how much money the Crown Office retrieved in Confiscation Orders?

5) For the above four questions, can you also supply answers for the years 2011, 2010 and 2009."

Fraud

13 March 2013

Freedom of Information Request: Fraud

Thank you for your request 14 January 2013 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA), in which you requested information (for possible publication) namely:

"1) Information on how many frauds (in total) were referred to the COPFS, how many of them were taken forward to prosecution, and the subsequent outcome of that prosecution. We would like the data for 3 years, between 1 December 2009 and 30 November 2012. Ideally we would like the data broken down into which Police Force referred the case and which COPFS subsequently dealt with it.

2) Are there a number of criteria considered in the prosecution of a fraud case? If so, what are these?

3) In the circumstances where a case was not prosecuted, we would be interested in any comment / rationale for the decision not to prosecute?

Legally Qualified Staff in COPFS since 2006/07

7 March 2013


Freedom of Information Request: Legally Qualified Staff in COPFS since 2006/07

I refer to your e-mail dated 13 February 2013 in which you made a Freedom of Information request asking for information relating to the number of legally qualified staff employed by COPFS, each financial year since 2006-07.