Joe FitzPatrick

MSP, Dundee City West

Dundee City West Scottish National Party

Recent appearances

  • Scottish Parliament: Freedom of Information Requests 21 Jun 2017

    Would the member like to comment on the article entitled “FOI failings at the heart of government”, which was published on the BBC’s website earlier this week? That report, which is about the United Kingdom Government, talks about descriptions of “delays as ‘unacceptable’, ‘extremely unhelpful’, ‘extreme’, ‘protracted’,...
  • Scottish Parliament: Freedom of Information Requests 21 Jun 2017

    I thank Mr Mountain for giving us the opportunity to discuss how we might improve openness and transparency. First I want to address our performance. Twelve years on, the statutory right to request information from a public authority—and be given it—has been embedded in our culture. People understand their rights and that has led to a steady increase in requests. FOI requests are...
  • Scottish Parliament: Freedom of Information Requests 21 Jun 2017

    If Mr Findlay had bothered to listen to anything that I said last week, he would have heard me making the point. We are clear that our performance is not what it should be and I was clear about that last week. We are in the process of trying to improve. Before I cover the actions that we are taking to improve our performance, I will address some of the concerns that were set out recently by...

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Scottish National Party MSP for Dundee City West

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 3 May 2007 — Election

Also represented Dundee West

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