Gender balance and register of interests of board members

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

The Ferret Media Ltd

Dear National Library of Scotland,

Please treat this as a freedom of information request.

In November 2015 The First Minister made a commitment to work towards gender balance on all public boards in Scotland.

Please could you supply me with the following information on gender balance in the organisation?

1. How many women are now on the board of your organisation and how many people of other genders are there?

2. Is the current Chairperson (or person with an equivalent role) a woman or someone of another gender?

3. What is the current median FTE pay for men and women in the organisation?

In addition, I would be grateful if you could provide me with the following information about board members.

4. Please supply the names of everyone currently on the board along with their registers of interest and the date that their register was last updated.

5. Please supply details of any payments made to any of the board members in the last 12 months, and a summary of the purpose of each payment.

Please do not send the requested information in pdf format files. I would prefer to receive the requested information by email in a machine readable format such as MS Excel.


I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Yours faithfully,

Alastair Tibbitt
The Ferret Media Ltd

foisa, National Library of Scotland

1 Atodiad

Dear Alastair Tibbitt, 

 

Thank you for your request below dated 20 March 2021 under the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA). 

 

We received your request on 22 March 2021 and in accordance with FOISA
will respond by 19 April 2021.

 

If you have any queries please contact me using the contact details
below. 

 

With kind regards, 

Kate Wilson

Information Officer 

National Library of Scotland
George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EW

Tel: +44 (0) 131 623 3950
Email: [1][email address]
Website: [2]www.nls.uk
Twitter: [3]@natlibscot  
Facebook: [4]/NationalLibraryofScotland 

--------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: The Ferret Media Ltd <[FOI #738506 email]>
Sent: Saturday, March 20, 2021 10:45:55 AM
To: Hawley, Graeme <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Gender balance and register of
interests of board members
 
External Email: This email originated from outside of the National Library
of Scotland. Do not click links or open attachments unless you have
verified the sender and know the content is safe.

Dear National Library of Scotland,

Please treat this as a freedom of information request.

In November 2015 The First Minister made a commitment to work towards
gender balance on all public boards in Scotland.

Please could you supply me with the following information on gender
balance in the organisation?

1. How many women are now on the board of your organisation and how many
people of other genders are there?


2. Is the current Chairperson (or person with an equivalent role) a woman
or someone of another gender?


3. What is the current median FTE pay for men and women in the
organisation?

In addition, I would be grateful if you could provide me with the
following information about board members.

4. Please supply the names of everyone currently on the board along with
their registers of interest and the date that their register was last
updated.

5. Please supply details of any payments made to any of the board members
in the last 12 months, and a summary of the purpose of each payment.

Please do not send the requested information in pdf format files. I would
prefer to receive the requested information by email in a machine readable
format such as MS Excel.


I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Yours faithfully,

Alastair Tibbitt

The Ferret Media Ltd

-------------------------------------------------------------------

Please use this email address for all replies to this request:

[FOI #738506 email]

Is [email address] the wrong address for Freedom of Information requests
to National Library of Scotland? If so, please contact us using this form:

[5]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/change_re...

Disclaimer: This message and any reply that you make will be published on
the internet. Our privacy and copyright policies:

[6]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/offi...

For more detailed guidance on safely disclosing information, read the
latest advice from the ICO:

[7]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/ico-...

Please note that in some cases publication of requests and responses will
be delayed.

If you find this service useful as an FOI officer, please ask your web
manager to link to us from your organisation's FOI page.

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

foisa, National Library of Scotland

1 Atodiad

Dear Alastair Tibbitt, 

Reference number FOI 2020-2021 4010 

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002 (FOISA) received by the Library on 22 March 2021. In accordance with
FOISA I am replying to your request with this letter within the statutory
time for compliance. 

In your request you asked: 

 1. How many women are now on the board of your organisation and how many
people of other genders are there? 
 2. Is the current Chairperson (or person with an equivalent role) a woman
or someone of another gender? 

 3. What is the current median FTE pay for men and women in the
organisation? 

 4. Please supply the names of everyone currently on the board along with
their registers of interest and the date that their register was last
updated. 

 5. Please supply details of any payments made to any of the board members
in the last 12 months, and a summary of the purpose of each payment. 

The Library holds information in response to your request as set out
below. 

 1. Nine of our Board members are women and four are people of
other genders 

 2. Our interim Board Chair is someone of another gender 

 3. Female median hourly rate: £13.55
Male median hourly rate: £13.55 

 4. The names of our Board members and the Register of
Interests are already available on our website. Please
see: [1]https://www.nls.uk/about-us/board/board-...
Register of Interests includes the last update for each member. Each
member is asked annually to check their entry although updates are
made as required. 
As information that is already accessible, it is exempt from
disclosure by section 25(1) of FOISA. 

 5. No payments made 

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) provides a
framework for further assistance to your request. If you are dissatisfied
with this response, you may ask the Library to conduct a review of this
decision. To begin a review please contact us in writing (including by
fax, letter or email) or in some other recorded form (for example, audio
or video recording) and describe the original request, explain your
dissatisfaction, and provide an address for correspondence. You have 40
working days from receipt of this notice to submit a request for review. 

If you are still dissatisfied after a review you may ask the Scottish
Information Commissioner to intervene. You may launch an appeal with the
Commissioner online at: [3]www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal. For more
information about FOISA please visit: [4]www.itspublicknowledge.info. 

The supply of information through FOISA does not convey any right to
distribute, copy, adapt or use material in such a way as to infringe any
rights under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. 

I hope that this response fully satisfies your request, however please
don’t hesitate to contact me if you require any further information about
the Library. 

My contact details are provided below. 

With kind regards, 

Kate Wilson

Information Officer 

National Library of Scotland
George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EW

Tel: +44 (0) 131 623 3950
Email: [5][email address]
Website: [6]www.nls.uk
Twitter: [7]@natlibscot  
Facebook: [8]/NationalLibraryofScotland 

--------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: foisa <[email address]>
Sent: 22 March 2021 17:26
To: [FOI #738506 email]
<[FOI #738506 email]>
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information request - Gender balance and register
of interests of board members
 

Dear Alastair Tibbitt, 

 

Thank you for your request below dated 20 March 2021 under the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA). 

 

We received your request on 22 March 2021 and in accordance with FOISA
will respond by 19 April 2021.

 

If you have any queries please contact me using the contact details
below. 

 

With kind regards, 

Kate Wilson

Information Officer 

National Library of Scotland
George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EW

Tel: +44 (0) 131 623 3950
Email: [9][email address]
Website: [10]www.nls.uk
Twitter: [11]@natlibscot  
Facebook: [12]/NationalLibraryofScotland 

--------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: The Ferret Media Ltd <[FOI #738506 email]>
Sent: Saturday, March 20, 2021 10:45:55 AM
To: Hawley, Graeme <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Gender balance and register of
interests of board members
 
External Email: This email originated from outside of the National Library
of Scotland. Do not click links or open attachments unless you have
verified the sender and know the content is safe.

Dear National Library of Scotland,

Please treat this as a freedom of information request.

In November 2015 The First Minister made a commitment to work towards
gender balance on all public boards in Scotland.

Please could you supply me with the following information on gender
balance in the organisation?

1. How many women are now on the board of your organisation and how many
people of other genders are there?


2. Is the current Chairperson (or person with an equivalent role) a woman
or someone of another gender?


3. What is the current median FTE pay for men and women in the
organisation?

In addition, I would be grateful if you could provide me with the
following information about board members.

4. Please supply the names of everyone currently on the board along with
their registers of interest and the date that their register was last
updated.

5. Please supply details of any payments made to any of the board members
in the last 12 months, and a summary of the purpose of each payment.

Please do not send the requested information in pdf format files. I would
prefer to receive the requested information by email in a machine readable
format such as MS Excel.


I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Yours faithfully,

Alastair Tibbitt

The Ferret Media Ltd

-------------------------------------------------------------------

Please use this email address for all replies to this request:

[FOI #738506 email]

Is [email address] the wrong address for Freedom of Information requests
to National Library of Scotland? If so, please contact us using this form:

[13]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/change_re...

Disclaimer: This message and any reply that you make will be published on
the internet. Our privacy and copyright policies:

[14]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/offi...

For more detailed guidance on safely disclosing information, read the
latest advice from the ICO:

[15]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/ico-...

Please note that in some cases publication of requests and responses will
be delayed.

If you find this service useful as an FOI officer, please ask your web
manager to link to us from your organisation's FOI page.

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir