SBC failed to provide information requested

Scottish Borders Council has been ordered by the Scottish Information Commissioner to provide details on consultations it had with the Sheriff Principal (Lothian & Borders) regarding new candidates.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 4th February 2015, 2:00 pm

A Freedom of Information request was made to the council for the information in October last year but was not provided within the time limit set.

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The Scottish Information Commissioner (SCI) reported this week that the council failed to comply with the requirement and SBC has been told to give a response to the person asking for the information by Monday, March 9, 2015.

Responding to the SIC, the council explained that a review was carried out in November 2014, but due to an administrative error the outcome was not communicated. They confirmed a response would be sent but this had not been done by the time of SCI’s decision.