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:
- The Scottish Labour Party
- The Scottish Lib Dems
- The Scottish Conservatives
- The SNP
- BBC Scotland
- The Herald newspaper
- The Scotsman newspaper
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:
- 138 requests from 56 different individuals from a political source,
- 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?