Information notices

Information Notices served on public authorities – 2005-2009

Information notices served 2005-2008 Information notices served 2009
Ministers, The Parliament
Scottish Ministers (Scottish Government) 12 5
Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body 2 0
     
Local Government
Aberdeen City Council 2 0
Aberdeenshire Council 1 0
Angus Council 1 0
Argyll and Bute Council 2 0
City of Edinburgh Council 2 2
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar 2 0
Dumfries and Galloway Council 2 0
Dundee City Council 13 0
East Ayrshire Council 1 0
East Dunbartonshire Council 2 0
East Renfrewshire Council 1 0
Falkirk Council 3 0
Fife Council 4 1
Glasgow City Council 4 1
Highland Council 2 0
Midlothian Council 1 0
North Ayrshire Council 1 0
North Lanarkshire Council 3 0
Orkney Islands Council 2 0
Perth and Kinross Council 3 0
Scottish Borders Council 3 1
Shetland Islands Council 0 1
South Ayrshire Council 2 0
South Lanarkshire Council 1 0
West Dunbartonshire Council 2 0
West Lothian Council 2 1
     
The National Health Service
Lothian NHS Board 2 0
Scottish Ambulance Service Board 0 1
     
Educational Institutions
Motherwell College 1 0
University of Stirling 1 0
     
Police
Central Scotland Police 1 0
Fife Constabulary 0 1
Northern Constabulary 1 0
Strathclyde Police 4 0
Tayside Police 2 0
     
Others
Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care (Care Commission) 1 0
Scottish Legal Aid Board 1 0
Scottish Tourist Board / Visit Scotland 1 0
Scottish Water 3 0
     
Publicly Owned Companies
Caledonian MacBrayne Limited 1 0
City Building (Glasgow) LLP 1 0
     
Total 96 14

An information notice is not the same as a decision notice. Information notices require public authorities to supply information to the Commissioner during the course of an investigation. Occasionally they can be used to speed up the investigation of cases. Decision notices, on the other hand, are issued to both the public authority and applicant at the conclusion of an investigation. A decision notice sets out the Commissioner's final decision in relation to a case.

For details of the number of decision notices issued, see the 'Cases closed with decision' data here.