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Responses we have made to FOI requests

Criminal convictions – knife crime and threatening behaviour

21 December 2012

FOI REQUEST: Criminal convictions – knife crime and threatening behaviour

Thank you for your email dated 28 November 2012 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) in which you requested:

Fatal Accident Inquiries 2002-2012

21 December 2012

Freedom of Information Request: Fatal Accident Inquiries 2002-2012

You have requested the following information in terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002:

  • How many Fatal Accident Inquiries have been held in Scotland in the period 2002-2012;
  • On how many occasions were applications made (from any source) for Fatal Accident Inquiries to be held;
  • On how many occasions were applications made for Fatal Accident Inquiries rejected;
  • In cases where a Fatal Accident Inquiry is granted what period of time has elapsed on each occasion between the death which is the subject of the inquiry and the start of the Fatal Accident Inquiry; and
  • What the cost of each Fatal Accident Inquiry held in Scotland since 2002 has been.

European Arrest Warrants

20 December 2012

Freedom of Information Request: European Arrest Warrants

Thank you for your e-mail dated 27 November in which you asked for information about European arrest warrants under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995

20 December 2012

FOI REQUEST: Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995

Thank you for your letter dated 20 November 2012 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) in which you requested:

"The number, broken down year by year, of the Summary Complaints, and separately the number prosecuted on indictment (separated into those prosecuted in the High Court and the Sheriff Court), since 1995, charging accused people with offences under the following sections:-

COPFS – Redundancy and Retirement

COPFS – Redundancy and Retirement

Thank you for your letter dated of 12 November 2012 in which you made a freedom of information request for the following information:

1. The total number of individuals who have been offered and accepted voluntary redundancy in each financial year since 2007/08, broken down by total cost per year. For each year this should include details of the single highest payoff.

2. The total number of individuals who have been offered and accepted compulsory redundancy in each financial year since 2007/08, broken down by total cost per year. For each year this should include details of the single highest payoff.

COPFS It Upgrade

Freedom of Information: COPFS It Upgrade

Thank you for your e-mail dated 2 November 2012, under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) of which you seek information regarding the cost of our IT upgrade.

Victims of Hate Crime with mental health needs

5 December 2012

Freedom of Information Request: Victims of Hate Crime with mental health needs

Thank you for your email dated 29 October 2012 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) requesting the following information:

Rates payable to witnesses

5 December 2012

Freedom of Information request: Rates payable to witnesses

Thank you for your email dated 23rd October 2012 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) requesting details of the current rates payable to Crown witnesses in respect of various rates and subsistence claims.

Please find attached at Appendix A the information which you requested.

Confiscation Orders issued through POCA legislation

22 November 2012

Freedom of Information request: Confiscation Orders issued through POCA legislation

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 ("FOISA") dated 12 November 2012 seeking the following information:

Stalking Prosecutions (Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010)

22 November 2012

FOI REQUEST: Stalking Prosecutions (Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010)

Thank you for your e-mail dated 9 August 2012 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) in which you seek:-

"statistics on the number of and type of prosecutions (and success rate) since the new statutory offence of 'stalking' was brought in under the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010. Also any information on the number, type and success rate of prosecutions brought in Scotland prior to the 2010 Act. Any background information on stalking eg improvements in the training of police officers in dealing with stalkiing complaints, tagging processes etc would also be appreciated."