Tag Archives: FOI

Response on extending FOI to RSLs

UNISON believes that Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) should be covered under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA). We welcome the Draft Order under Section 5, but are concerned that this extension is not only long overdue but has been delayed to such an extent that the proposed commencement date is now 1 April […]

Get it Minuted! Campaign on Scottish Government record keeping

PRESS RELEASE FROM CFoIS:   The Campaign for Freedom of Information in Scotland (CFoIS) is launching a ‘Get it Minuted’ Campaign and is calling on people and organisations to ask and insist that there are agendas, notes and minutes for any meetings with the Scottish Government. The two actions which can be taken up by […]

Robust action promise by UNISON over some public bodies’ poor FOI practice

A new reminder from the Scottish Information Commissioner that public bodies must respond within legal time limits was welcomed today (Tuesday) by UNISON. The trade union pledged to robustly chase up councils, health boards and other public bodies that fail to respond on time, following the Commissioner’s criticism of Glasgow City Council. In Decision 188/2017 […]

FOI Time for Compliance Regulations – May 2016

Our response to the consultation joins other organisations in endorsing the response from the Campaign for Freedom of Information in Scotland. We are strongly opposed to a ‘two-tier’ approach to the supply of information depending on the type of body asked. Therefore, the Scottish Government should not extend the time allowed for responding to FOI requests and requests for […]