7. Freedom of Information
The Inspectorate had its own publication scheme for freedom of information issues which had been approved by the Information Commissioner in January 2009. This expired in May 2011 and has now been replaced by the Commissioner's own standard publication scheme. Information on this is available on our public website.
During the year to the end of May 2011 ten requests were made under the Act for information and these were all dealt with in the appropriate statutory time limit.
The Chief Inspector used to be a member of the Scottish Public Information Forum which held its meetings in public and invited comments from members of the public on freedom of information issues. However, this has recently fallen into disuse.