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Responses we have made to FOI requests

Police Assaults - Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (R009414)

Freedom of Information: Police Assaults - Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012  (R009414)

Thank you for your e-mail of 31 December 2014 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) in which you seek the following information:

1. a) How many people have been prosecuted under section 90 (1) (a) of the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012.
1. b) Could this information be broken down by individual PF offices, with dating ranges of April 2013 to March 2014; and March 2014 to Present
1. c) Would it be possible to have a breakdown of how these cases are disposed? In terms of: plea bargains, unpaid work orders, supervision orders, compensation orders, admonitions, prison sentences, fines?

2. a) How many people have been prosecuted under section 90 (2) (a) of the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012. 
2. b) Could this information be broken down by individual PF offices, with dating ranges of April 2013 to March 2014; and March 2014 to Present 
2. c) Would it be possible to have a breakdown of how these cases are disposed? In terms of: plea bargains, unpaid work orders, supervision orders, compensation orders, admonitions, prison sentences, fines?

Prosecution on Indictment in relation to Housebreaking (R009322)

Freedom of Information: Prosecution on Indictment in relation to Housebreaking (R009322)

Thank you for your e-mail of 18 December 2014 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) in which you seek the following information: 

“Can you tell me how many people have been prosecuted on indictment in relation to housebreaking since the crackdown was enforced and what was the outcome (i.e. disposal) in each case?”

Domestic Abuse Charges – Aberdeen (R009323)

 Freedom of Information: Domestic Abuse Charges – Aberdeen (R009323)

Thank you for your e-mail of 18 December 2014 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) in which you seek the following information:

1. How many charges which contained an element of domestic abuse were reported to the Procurator Fiscal at Aberdeen in each of the following periods 2011-2012; 2012-2013; 2013-14 and fall under the following categories?

    • Section 39 of the Criminal Justice and Licencing Act (Scotland) 2010
    • Breach Of The Peace.

Sections 28 to 31 of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010 (R009288)

Freedom of Information: Sections 28 to 31 of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010 (R009288)

Thank you for your e-mail of 16 December 2014 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) in which you seek the following information:

“Please provide annual breakdowns of serious organised crime offences - and their outcomes - under sections 28 to 31 of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010.

Please include with the breakdown other offences aggravated by serious and organised crime, as per section 29.”

Section 6 of the [Planning (Listed Building and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 (R009264)

Freedom of Informartion: Section 6 of the [Planning (Listed Building and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997   (R009264)

Thank you for your e-mail of 12 December 2014 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) in which you seek the following information:

“I am carrying out research on the use of statutory powers in relation to offences set out in Section 6 of the [Planning (Listed Building and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997]”

Since enactment in 1997, please would you confirm for Scotland:

1)                 the number of cases considered by COPFS;

2)                 the geographical distribution of cases considered by local planning authority area;

3)                 the number of prosecutions taken forward by COPFS; and

4)                 the percentage prosecutions where the accused pleaded or was found to be guilty”

Domestic Abuse Cases – Highlands (R009262)

Domestic Abuse Cases – Highlands (R009262)

Thank you for your e-mail of 12 December 2014 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) in which you seek the following information:

“I have been asked to submit a Freedom of Information Request relating to the following.

Please could you provide an update on a previous request, it would be helpful to have the information relating to cases reported to the Procurators Fiscal at Dingwall, Dornoch, Fort William, Inverness, Portree, Tain and Wick, since 2011. 
1.  The Number of charges with a domestic abuse aggravation submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.
2.  The time taken to take the decision to proceed regarding charges which were prosecuted.
3.  The time taken from date of 'Decision to Proceed' to 'Verdict Date' at court for charges which were prosecuted.
4.  Reasons for no Action.”

Breaches of Civil Service Code (R009202)

Freedom of Information: Breaches of Civil Service Code (R009202)

Thank you for your email of 6 December 2014 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA). You have requested:

(1)  Please identify the status of your organisation (for example, Ministerial department, non-ministerial department, executive agency).
(2)  If  concerns raised regarding alleged breaches of the Civil Service Code are handled by, or referred to, another body (for example a sponsoring department) please indicate this.
(3)  Please identify the number of departmental nominated officers in your organisation; please also indicate the level of seniority or grade of the individual(s). If this question is not relevant to your organisation please indicate this. 
(4)  If the nominated officer(s) have another role within the organisation, please provide a general indication of what this role is (for example welfare or pastoral).
(5)  Whether concerns raised regarding alleged breaches of the Civil Service Code to a person in the management chain are tracked/ monitored/ recorded by your organisation, if so please identify whether this information is held centrally.
(6)  Whether concerns raised regarding alleged breaches of the Civil Service Code to departmental nominated officers are tracked/ monitored/ recorded by your organisation, if so please identify whether this information is held centrally.
(7)  Please provide details of the number of individuals who have raised concerns regarding alleged breaches of the Civil Service Code in your organisation between 10/01/2010-31/12/2013, in particular:       

Breastfeeding etc (Scotland) Act 2005 (R009200)

Freedom of Information: Breastfeeding etc (Scotland) Act 2005 (R009200)

Thank you for your e-mail of 5 December 2014 to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) FOI Enquiries mailbox. Your request has been dealt with as a request for information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA). In particular, you have requested the following information:

  1. Please provide a breakdown of reports to fiscals for alleged offences under
    the Breastfeeding etc (Scotland) Act 2005 for the past five years (up to
    and including 2013/14), broken down first by year, and then by police/
    prosecution division., with the outcomes of the cases.

Case Processing Statistics (R008938)

Freedom of Information: Case Processing Statistics (R008938)

Provision of case processing statistics from April – October 2014

Laser Pen Attacks (R009145)

Freedom of Information: Laser Pen Attacks (R009145)

Thank you for your e-mail of 1 December 2014 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) in which you seek the following information:

  • Can you provide data relating to the number of prosecutions (in Scotland) there have been for laser pen attacks on aircraft/at airports preferably covering the period 2012-2014? 

  • Can you also provide the number of Police Scotland reports for prosecution the CPS has received?