Annex B: Responding to This Consultation Paper
Please ensure that your response is accompanied by a completed Respondent Information Form, at Annex C. You may wish to use the template at Annex D when making your response. Please send all responses to:
Postal address: Police Powers Unit
Safer Communities Directorate
WR, St Andrew's House
The deadline for responding is 15 March 2013.
This consultation, and all other Scottish Government consultation exercises, can be viewed online on the Scottish Government Consultations website.
The Scottish Government now has an email alert system for consultations. This system allows individuals and organisations to register and receive a weekly email containing details of all new consultations (including web links).
Handling your response
We need to know how you wish your response to be handled and, in particular, whether you are happy for your response to be made public. Please complete and return the Respondent Information Form at Annex C. This will ensure that we treat your response appropriately. If you ask for your response not to be published we will regard it as confidential, and we will treat it accordingly. Please note we will not accept any responses without a Respondent Information Form.
The Scottish Government are subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and would therefore have to consider any request made to it under the Act for information relating to responses made to this consultation exercise.
Where respondents have given permission for their response to be made public and after we have checked that they contain no potentially defamatory material, responses will be made available to the public on the Scottish Government website, and through the Scottish Government Library (see the attached Respondent Information Form). You can make arrangements to view responses by contacting the SG Library on 0131 244 4552. Responses can be copied and sent to you, but a charge may be made for this service.
After the closing date, all responses will be analysed and considered along with any other available evidence. The analysis of responses will be published.
Queries, comments and complaints
If you have any queries, comments or complaints about how this consultation exercise has been conducted, please contact the Police Powers Unit by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.