Freedom of Information

Scotland written question – answered on 2nd July 2012.

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Photo of Tom Greatrex Tom Greatrex Shadow Minister (Energy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 his Department received between 10 May 2010 and 31 May 2012; how many requests (a) were answered within 20 working days, (b) were answered between 20 and 40 working days, (c) were answered between 40 and 60 working days, (d) were answered between 60 and 80 working days, (e) were answered between 80 and 100 working days, (f) were answered after 100 working days and (g) remained unanswered after more than 100 working days.

Photo of David Mundell David Mundell The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland

The Scotland Office received 324 requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 between 10 May 2010 and 31 May 2012:

(a) 294 were answered within 20 working days;

(b) 17 were answered between 20 and 40 working days and nine of these were subject to an extension as permitted in legislation;

(c) 4 were answered between 40 and 60 working days and all were subject to an extension as permitted in legislation;

(d) 0 were answered between 60 and 80 working days;

(e) 0 were answered between 80 and 100 working days;

(f) 5 were answered after 100 working days and all were subject to an extension as permitted in legislation;

(g) 1 remains unanswered after more than 100 working days and is subject to an extension as permitted in legislation.

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