Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002
FOI Reference: FOI/202300374720
Date received: 6 September 2023
Date responded: 22 September 2023
Please provide data for the fiscal year 2022-23.
Request for information 1: The number of FOIs received by Social Security Scotland.
Request for information 2: The number of responses provided by Social Security Scotland. (This should not include request for fees)
Request for information 3: The number of FOI responses published on the Social Security Scotland Website.
Request for information 4: The average time for processing FOIs.
Response to your request
The below information relates to requests for information which have been handled under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA).
Request for information 1:
Between 1 April 2022 and 31 March 2023, Social Security Scotland received 87 requests for information and 1 request for review. Each of these requests was responded to within 20 working days, in line with FOISA.
Request for information 2:
Between 1 April 2022 and 31 March 2023, Social Security Scotland responded to 78 requests for information and 1 request for review.
Request for information 3:
Between 1 April 2022 and 31 March 2023, 39 Freedom of Information responses were published on the Social Security Scotland website. In line with the Scottish Government’s approach we are committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests.
Request for information 4:
The average time to process requests for information was 15.2 days during 2022/2023.
Social Security Scotland is committed to publishing responses to requests. The Scottish Government also publishes responses to requests. You can view the responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses.