Dear Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal (Scotland),

I would be grateful if you could advise how many cases you have raised in Scotland in the last three years for non payment of a television licence and how many of these have been successful.

Yours faithfully,

Alan Finlayson

FOI Enquiries, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal (Scotland)

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or

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or

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Thank you.
FOI Enquiries Team
Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service – Scotland’s prosecution service

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We are interpreting your request as how many prosecutions (raised) and of those, how many were convicted (successful).

Please note that if our interpretation is correct we will be directing you to the Scottish Government for prosecution statistics.

Can you confirm your request and we will respond within 20 working days from your confirmation.

Thank you.

FOI Enquiries
COPFS

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Dear FOI Enquiries,

Many thanks for your e-mail of 28 May which I have only just picked up today.

Your interpretation of my request is correct.

I look forward to hearing from you again shortly.

Yours sincerely,

Alan Finlayson

FOI Enquiries, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal (Scotland)

This is to confirm receipt of your email sent to the Freedom of Information Enquiries mailbox of the Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) – Scotland’s prosecution service.
What happens next?
Your request will now be considered and, depending on what is requested, the FOI Manager will take the following course of action:

* allocate it to a dedicated member of the FOI Enquiries Team who will manage your FOI request and send you the COPFS response
or

* advise you by email if your request could not, or should not, be managed as a FOI; or if it is being managed by another department in COPFS e.g. if it is personal information this might be managed as a Subject Access Request; or where possible advise you of an alternative route to get the information
or

* advise you by email if it is not our organisation who would have the information requested - and where possible direct you to the probable source.

Please note that other than this automatic email acknowledgement; the above; or our request for clarification of any specific points, no member of the FOI Enquiries Team will contact you until the FOI response is issued.
What are the timescales?
If your request is managed under the Freedom of Information Scotland Act 2002 we will respond:

* within 20 working days from the first working day after receipt of your request

or

* within 20 working days from the first working day after receipt of your clarification of any specific points.

For more COPFS FOI information please go to the FOI page on the COPFS website: https://www.copfs.gov.uk/freedom-of-info...

Thank you.
FOI Enquiries Team
Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service – Scotland’s prosecution service

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Correspondents should note that all communications to or from the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service may be automatically logged, monitored and/or recorded for lawful purposes. Unless expressly indicated, the views or opinions contained within this e-mail do not necessarily reflect those of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.

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Please find attached a response to your FOI request of 27 May 2021.

Thank you.

FOI Enquiries

www.copfs.gov.uk
Twitter: @COPFS

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