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Responses we have made to FOI requests

Prosecutions for assault cases where persons have been charged

18 April 2012

Freedom of Information Request: Prosecutions for assault cases where persons have been charged

Thank you for your e-mail dated 19 March 2012 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) in which you requested information on "assault cases where persons have been charged, in a 12 month period, with the number of these cases which have resulted in:-

Salaries and Subsistence of Communications Team

12 April 2012

Freedom of Information Request: Salaries and Subsistence of Communications Team

Thank you for your e mail sent on 15 March 2012 in which you made an FOI request to find out how many staff are employed in the COPFS Communications Department, what their salaries or salary bands are, and information contained in their expenses claims for the last two financial years.

Appointment of Head of Communications Team

12 April 2012

Freedom of Information Request:Appointment of Head of Communications Team

Thank you for your e mail sent on 16 March 2012 in which you requested information contained in the most recent recruitment round for the appointment of Head of Communications at the Crown Office, including the salary & other benefits on offer for the position and the number of candidates who applied for & were interviewed for the post.

Recruitment for the COPFS Head of Communications post last took place in October 2010. The post was advertised on 28 September 2010 with a closing date of 15 October 2010. The post is based in Crown Office and is a permanent post. The salary range for the post was £44,263 to £52,847 with an additional allowance payable of between £3000 and £5000. There were three applicants for the post and 3 people were interviewed.

Breach of the Peace Offences

5 April 2012

FOI REQUEST: Breach of the Peace Offences

Thank you for your e-mail dated 20 March 2012 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) in which you requested information in relation to breach of the peace offences.

Reports and prosecutions relating to Animal Welfare

4 April 2012

FOI REQUEST: Reports and prosecutions relating to Animal Welfare

Thank you for your e-mail dated 16 March 2012 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) in which you requested information regarding the welfare of domestic animals.

Breach of section 39 of Criminal Justice & Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010

4 April 2012


FOI REQUEST: Breach of section 39 of Criminal Justice & Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010

Thank you for your e-mail dated 19 March 2012 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) in which you requested information on "the number of cases that involve breaches of section 39 of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010 as a principle or secondary charge that have been prosecuted in Scottish courts since 13 December 2010."

FOI Request – Ship-Source Pollution

Freedom of Information: FOI Request – Ship-Source Pollution

Thank you for your e-mail dated 30 March 2012 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) in which you requested the following information on "Ship-source pollution", namely:

1. The total number of cases reported for prosecution each year (2002 to 2012) to the Crown Prosecution Service by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency

2. Of these, the total number of cases that were related to pollution incidents, and thus potential breach of Section 131 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995, Regulation 36 or 36A of the Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Oil Pollution) Regulations 1996, or Regulation14 of the Merchant Shipping (Dangerous or Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk) Regulations 1996.

3. Of the total number of cases reported relating to alleged breach of the above provisions, how many of these resulted in a prosecution being raised?

4. Of the total number of prosecutions raised, how many cases resulted in a sentence being imposed, and what was the level of penalty applied?

5. What was the outcome in the remainder of the cases?

6. Where this information is also held for cases reported and prosecuted prior to 2002, please also provide this for earlier years.

Use of non-geographic telephone numbers

23 March 2012

Freedom of Information Request: Use of non-geographic telephone numbers

Thank you for your request dated 24 February 2012 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for information regarding details for telephony within COPFS

Names of Advocate Deputes

22 March 2012

Freedom of Information Request: Names of Advocate Deputes

Thank you for your request dated 24 February 2012 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for a list of those who hold the position of Advocate Depute at this time, including those who serve on an ad hoc basis.

Communication with the Media

20 March 2012

FOI REQUEST: COMMUNICATION WITH THE MEDIA

Thank you for your request dated 21 February 2012 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for information relating to COPFS communication with the media.