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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S5M-06126

Freedom of Information Requests

Submitted by: Edward Mountain, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
Date lodged: Monday, June 19, 2017

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Motions as amended

That the Parliament condemns the Scottish Government’s poor performance in responding to freedom of information requests; calls for an independent inquiry into the way that it deals with these; agrees to undertake post-legislative scrutiny of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, and welcomes commitments by the Scottish Government to adopt a policy of pro-actively publishing all material released under FOI to ensure that it is as widely available as possible.


Original motion text

That the Parliament condemns the Scottish Government’s poor performance in responding to freedom of information requests; calls for an independent inquiry into the way that it deals with these, and agrees to undertake post-legislative scrutiny of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.


Amendments that have not been voted on

Motion ref. S5M-06126.1

Freedom of Information Requests - Amendment

Submitted by: Joe FitzPatrick, Dundee City West, Scottish National Party, Date lodged: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Supported by: Derek Mackay
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Wednesday, June 21, 2017