Press Statement: Correspondence between the Scottish Information Commissioner and Police Scotland on stop and search data

The Commissioner has received information requests for copies of correspondence between her office and Police Scotland relating to disclosure of "stop and search" data held by Police Scotland. In light of these requests, and the wider public interest in this issue, this correspondence is published below.

A small number of redactions have been made to the published correspondence, to remove the specific email addresses, telephone numbers and a signature of Police Scotland staff. These redactions are shown with "blacked out" text. The document also includes a copy of our FOI response, setting out the background to the case.

Correspondence with Police Scotland on stop and search data (PDF - 1.32MB)

If you have any questions relating to the published information, contact our media team on 01334 464610, or email

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