Opposition politicians and journalists inundate Scottish Prison Service with 738 requests for information


Here’s my request:

Please provide me with the number of FOI requests made to you, over the last 10 years, by individuals representing or from these groups:

  1. The Scottish Labour Party
  2. The Scottish Lib Dems
  3. The Scottish Conservatives
  4. The SNP
  5. BBC Scotland
  6. The Herald newspaper
  7. The Scotsman newspaper
  8. STV

Here is the SPS response:

I can confirm that the authority does not hold full records of FOISA requests for 10 years prior to 18 March 2019. Our records commence in April 2013. I can also confirm that we do not record the newspaper or the broadcaster for which a journalist is working when making a request, nor do we record the political party interest of a request received from a political source on our log.

I can however confirm that from the time our records commence in April 2013 until the date of this request the SPS has recorded:

  1. 138 requests from 56 different individuals from a political source,
  2. 600 requests from 256 different journalists.


I wonder who has been making these requests? Hmmm:


Yes, it’s Lib Dem MSP Liam McArthur. This one below is from him too:


And again! No wait, it’s another Liam, Kerr, Tory:


Don’t Tories like prison overcrowding? Punish them not the victims! Here he is again:


Why is he wearing a Farrage coat? Is he planning to join Brexit or UKIP?




3 thoughts on “Opposition politicians and journalists inundate Scottish Prison Service with 738 requests for information

  1. Bugger (the Panda) April 16, 2019 / 6:16 am

    The Yoon politicos only have subversive grievance as their tool.


    Subversive Collabos for England.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. William Henderson April 16, 2019 / 4:00 pm

    Could be they think(?) they’ve nothing else to do – or, more likely, they’re doing nothing else.


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