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Staff Disciplinary Action – (R015863) - June 2017

Thank you for your request dated 12 April 2017 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for the undernoted information:

"I wish to request information contained in the numbers (and positions) of Crown Office staff who have faced disciplinary action, have been suspended, sacked or moved to other duties as a result of disciplinary action in the past two years and reasons for such action."

Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding to your request.

I can advise that the total number of staff who have been subject to disciplinary action, been suspended, dismissed or have been moved to other duties as a result of disciplinary action in the period requested is 37.

Of those members of staff referred to above, I can advise that three of those staff were dismissed; one was suspended and one member of staff was moved to other duties.

I consider that the numbers of persons involved is small enough that to provide further details on their positions and the reasons for the action could lead to individuals being identified. I therefore consider that the information you have requested is personal information, exempt from release under Section 38(1)(b) of FOISA. This is an absolute exemption and I am not required to apply the public interest test.