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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-18793: ()

Date lodged: 12 September 2018

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has submitted a draft action plan to the Scottish Information Commissioner to address the recommendations set out in his report of 13 June 2018 into its Freedom of Information practices.

Answered by: Graeme Dey 13 September 2018

I can confirm that a draft action plan has today been sent to the Commissioner for his consideration. It will be published on the Scottish Government website at https://beta.gov.scot/publications/freedom-of-information-document-collection/ .

The plan aims to address all of the recommendations made by the Commissioner in his report and to build on our improving performance in responding to Freedom of Information requests and to ensure we provide quality responses as promptly as possible.

I am grateful for the Commissioner’s constructive approach throughout his intervention in helping us to identify where improvements are required. I look forward to his feedback on the draft plan in due course and on continuing engagement with him during its implementation.