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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S5W-14204
Asked by: Clare Haughey, Rutherglen, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 30 January 2018

Question

To ask the Scottish Government how many FOI requests it has (a) received and (b) answered on time in each year since 2007.

Current status: Answered by Joe FitzPatrick on 5 February 2018


Answer

 

Year

Number of requests received

Number of requests answered on time

Performance rate

2007

779

475

61%

2008

1260

946

75%

2009

1642

1308

80%

2010

1435

1208

84%

2011

1374

1130

82%

2012

1931

1471

76%

2013

2011

1479

74%

2014

2061

1591

77%

2015

2155

1780

83%

2016

2103

1559

76%

2017

3046

2441

83%

This improvement has occurred whilst the volume and complexity of requests has grown. In 2017 we received 3,046 requests, 41% higher than the previous record of 2,155 in 2015 and 45% than the 2016 total.

We answered more requests on time in 2017 that we received in either 2015 or 2016.