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Practice recommendations

The Commissioner can issue a Practice Recommendation if a public authority appears not to be conforming to the good practice described by the Scottish Ministers' Codes of Practice under sections 60 and 61 of the Act.

Practice recommendations are not enforceable, but the Commissioner expects authorities to comply within a reasonable time (generally six months from the date of issue).  If an authority fails to comply after that time, the Commissioner may consider issue of an Enforcement Notice.

The Commissioner issues many fewer Practice Recommendations than Decision Notices (formal notices on FOI appeals).

Practice recommendation number   Public authority  Issue date  Reason Compliance due date  Status 
 01/2012 University of the Highlands and Islands  07/06/2012 Training; management and culture; procedures; reviews; monitoring   07/12/2012 Authority complied 
 01/2010 Scottish Borders Council  06/07/2010 Training; timescales for responding to requests; monitoring; refusals of requests  06/10/2010 Authority complied 

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