FOI Case Logs & FOI Internal communications

Mr Paterson made this Freedom of Information request to Scottish Ministers

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The request was partially successful.

Dear Scottish Ministers,

In relation to Freedom of Information requests
FOI/18/01835 request & internal review
FOI/18/02239 request & internal review
FOI/18/02803 request

Please provide:
(1) A copy of the FOI case log.
(2) A copy of all correspondence that includes any of the following:

(A) Government Ministers or their direct support staff
(B) The Director of Economic Development
(C) Special Advisers

Please acknowledge receipt of my request.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Paterson

Dear Scottish Ministers,

Please acknowledge receipt of my FOI request dated 16 November 2018.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Paterson

Dear Scottish Ministers,

Request for internal review

I am requesting an internal review of my FOI application dated 16 November 2018 shown below due to a failure to respond.

Please acknowledge receipt of my request for internal review.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Paterson

Request: 16 November 2018

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Dear Scottish Ministers,

In relation to Freedom of Information requests
FOI/18/01835 request & internal review
FOI/18/02239 request & internal review
FOI/18/02803 request

Please provide:
(1) A copy of the FOI case log.
(2) A copy of all correspondence that includes any of the following:

(A) Government Ministers or their direct support staff
(B) The Director of Economic Development
(C) Special Advisers

Please acknowledge receipt of my request.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Paterson

Scottish Ministers

Dear Mr Paterson,

Thank you for your request dated 16th November 2018 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for FOI Case Logs & FOI Internal communications.

Under section 10(1) of FOISA, our response to your request was due on 14th December 2018. Unfortunately, it is taking longer than expected to deal with your request. I apologise for this delay and hope to be able to send you a response shortly.

Best regards

Marta Gawlak

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Dear Scottish Ministers,

Message for Marta Gawlak

Please can you tell me when do you anticipate responding to my FOI request and request for internal review ?

Yours faithfully,

Mr Paterson

Mr Paterson left an annotation ()

Legal backstop: 21 January 2019

Dear Scottish Ministers,

The response to my Freedom of Information request (show below) dated 16 November 2018 is substantially overdue. The response to my request for an internal review due to a failure to respond is also now overdue.

The last correspondence I received in relation to this request was from Marta Gawlak on 18 December 2018.

Please respond in full to my request / request for internal review without any further delay.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Paterson

Request: 16 November 2018

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Dear Scottish Ministers,

In relation to Freedom of Information requests
FOI/18/01835 request & internal review
FOI/18/02239 request & internal review
FOI/18/02803 request

Please provide:
(1) A copy of the FOI case log.
(2) A copy of all correspondence that includes any of the following:

(A) Government Ministers or their direct support staff
(B) The Director of Economic Development
(C) Special Advisers

Please acknowledge receipt of my request.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Paterson

Dear Scottish Ministers,

FAILURE TO RESPOND

** ACTION REQUIRED **

I refer to my FOI request dated 16 November 2018 (shown below) and insist that you respond in full to my request without any further delay.

Yours faithfully

Mr Paterson

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Dear Scottish Ministers,

In relation to Freedom of Information requests
FOI/18/01835 request & internal review
FOI/18/02239 request & internal review
FOI/18/02803 request

Please provide:
(1) A copy of the FOI case log.
(2) A copy of all correspondence that includes any of the following:

(A) Government Ministers or their direct support staff
(B) The Director of Economic Development
(C) Special Advisers

Please acknowledge receipt of my request.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Paterson

Scottish Ministers

Dear Mr Paterson,

Apologies for the delay in responding to your FOI.

The response will be issued shortly.

Best regards,

Marta Gawlak

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Dear Scottish Ministers,

Message for Marta Gawlak

Thank you for your message of 25 January 2018 stating that you expect the response to be issued "shortly" - however, this was also your response of 18 December 2018. Please explain the reason for the delay and when, with reference to the calendar, you expect the response to be issued.

Please could you provide a Scottish Government reference number for this FOI request to improve tracking of this case.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Paterson

Scottish Ministers

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Dear Mr Paterson

 

Please find a response to your request attached.

 

Kind regards,

 

Lorna

 

Lorna Bocquet | Senior Finance Manager | Corporate Finance Reporting |
Scottish Government | Victoria Quay| Edinburgh | [1][email address]

 

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Dear Scottish Ministers,

Message for:
Gordon Wales, Chief Financial Officer
Lorna Bocquet, Senior Finance Manager, Corporate Finance Reporting

FOI/18/3715

Thank you for your response to my FOI request.

Please note that this FOI request (FOI/18/3715) was subject to a request for internal review, dated 18 December 2018, due to a failure to respond. I therefore request a response to my request for internal review providing explanations, with reference to the calendar, the reasons for the delay.

I note information has been redacted under section 30(b)(i) (Free and frank provision of advice) relating to email correspondence dated 10 October 2018. As there are a number of emails dated 10 October 2018, please can you confirm specifically which redaction(s) relate to section 30 (b)(1).

I note that you have decided not to provide the email attachments to the correspondence disclosed in your response. I ask you to provide the attachments. Please acknowledge the request by return that you will supply the attachments. Should you not acknowledge my request for the attachments I will deem this as a refusal and may make an application to the Information Commissioner for them. Where the attachments include colour coding, please provide the response in colour.

Thank you for your help with these matters.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Paterson

Scottish Ministers

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Dear Mr Paterson

Thank you for your email which was forwarded onto me yesterday.

Internal Review
We apologise for the delay in responding. The initial request for review you submitted in December was missed due to administrative oversight. We will start work on it now.

Redaction under Free and Frank advice exemption
Please find attached the email dated 10 October 2018 to which I was referring.

Request for attachments
I acknowledge your request for the attachments referred to in the communications. For ease of reference, I have logged this as an FOI request with reference FoI/19/00319.

Kind regards

Lorna

Lorna Bocquet | Senior Finance Manager | Corporate Finance Reporting | Scottish Government | Victoria Quay| Edinburgh | [email address]

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Dear Scottish Ministers,

Message for:

Lorna Bocquet, Senior Finance Manager, Corporate Finance Reporting

FOI/18/3715

I note your proposed method of resolution of matters outstanding in relation to this case.

I believe the omission of the attachments from the original response was a deliberate actions and, it is therefore with regret, I have classified your FOI response as vexatious. I may draw this to the attention of the Information Commissioner.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Paterson

Scottish Ministers

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Dear Mr Paterson

 

Please find attached the latest response with regard to your freedom of
information request (Ref 18/03715).

 

Kind regards

 

Lorna

 

Lorna Bocquet | Senior Finance Manager | Corporate Finance Reporting |
Scottish Government | Victoria Quay| Edinburgh | [1][email address]

 

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