Dear Board of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service,

I would like to request the following through freedom of information.

Copies of all letters and emails from the Board of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and its sub committees to the Fire Brigade Union in the last 12 months. Also all the letters and emails from the Fire Brigade Union to the Board of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and its sub committees in the last 12 months.

Yours faithfully,

John Smith

Information Governance Team, Board of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Dear John Smith,

 Freedom of Information Request

Thank you for your request for information.

Your request will be processed in accordance with Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has 20 working
days in which to provide you with a response.

Please note that this request has been given a unique Reference Number
therefore please ensure that you quote this number in any future
correspondence.

Yours sincerely
Information Governance Team
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Reid, Sharon, Board of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

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Dear Mr Smith

 

Please find attached response to your request.

 

Regards

 

Sharon Reid

Data Protection/Freedom of Information Officer

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Maryhill Fire Station

Glasgow G20 7TL

 

Telephone – 01698 402627 - Working Week – Tuesday till Friday

 

 

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Dear Reid, Sharon,

Thank you for your reply. As an explaination I also asked the Police authority of Scotland for all communications between themselves and the police federation. They to said it would exceed the £600 limit. However they agreed to reduce from 12 months to a manageable time period. That would not exceed the cost limit.

Therefore please treat this as a request for an internal review. I am willing to have the request reduced from the last 12 months to from Dec 1st 2017 to May 1st 2018.

If this again will exceed the costs please reduce it by a month from 1st May to 1st April etc until it will comply with the cost limit of £600.

If you need further explaination please contact me.

Yours sincerely,

John Smith

Reid, Sharon, Board of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

I am out of the office until Tuesday.  I shall reply to your email on my
return

 

Regards

Sharon

 

Sharon Reid

Data Protection/Freedom of Information Officer

 

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Reid, Sharon, Board of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Dear Mr Smith

Thank you for your email requesting a review.

You request for review is being processed and a response shall be issued within the statutory time of 20 working days. The latest date for response is 2 November 2018.

Regards
Sharon Reid

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Wade, Carol, Board of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

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Please find attached response letter from the Scottish Fire and Rescue
Service.

 

Kind Regards

 

Carol Wade, Information Governance Manager, Scottish Fire and Rescue
Service

Tel: 01382 314056 [mobile number]  Email:
[1][email address]

 

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Dear Ms Wade,

Thank you for your reply. I understand your reasons for not disclosing certain information that is subject to industrial negotiations. However I assume that the fire board emails to the fire union do not exclusively relate to this transformation you refer to.

Yours sincerely,

John Smith

Wade, Carol, Board of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Dear Mr Smith,

Apologies for the delay in getting back to you, I was off on sick leave and have just read your email.

Yes, this is the case but as explained in the letter dated 9 November 2018, SFRS considered trying to extract information which was not related to Transformation and these ongoing negotiations but deemed the work to do so would be cost excessive and therefore could not be carried out.

If, after receiving the outcome of our review, you are still not satisfied you have the right to appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner within 6 months. The Commissioner will decide whether your request has been dealt with properly, in accordance with the Act.

To make an online appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner -

http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/YourR...

To make a written appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner -

Scottish Information Commissioner
Kinburn Castle
Doubledykes Road
St Andrews, Fife
KY16 9DS

Telephone: 01334 464610

E-mail: [email address]

For further details, please see the Commissioner’s website at www.itspublicknowledge.info.

If, after receiving a decision issued by the Scottish Information Commissioner, you may be able to take the matter to the courts but only if you think the Commissioner made an error in the way the law was applied. If you are unhappy with the service you received from the Commissioner, you should contact the Commissioner’s office to complain.

If you remain dissatisfied with the service you can complain in writing to the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman –

SPSO
Freepost SPSO
4 Melville Street
EDINBURGH
EH3 7NS

Or you can complain online to the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman –

www.spso.org.uk/contact-us

You can appeal to the Court of Session against a decision by the Commissioner, but only on a point of law, not just because you disagree with the outcome.

The point of law could be, for example, that the Commissioner adopted the wrong definition of a legal term or concept, or misinterpreted the Act or his powers.

Kind Regards

Carol Wade, Information Governance Manager, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
Tel: 01382 314056 [mobile number] Email: [email address]

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