Handling Media Requests

Date published: 22/07/2021

FOI reference: 21/22 043

Date received: 01/07/2021

Date responded: 22/07/2021

Information requested

  1. Please send me all policy documents which inform/ govern/ guide the way your organisation handles media requests and the publication of information. Please include all such documents which mention the Scottish Government, ministers or Scottish Government departments.
  2. Please also send me any emails. minutes, memos and documents which update that policy or affect the way it is implemented which have been sent from the Scottish Government to your organisation or from your organisation to the Scottish Government since January 1 2020.

Response

  1. SQA does not have a media handling policy document.   Section 17 of FOISA provides that where an authority does not hold information requested then it should notify the requester to that effect.   With regard to your request about the publication of information please see our web page on How do I access information?
  2. SQA has no correspondence with the Scottish Government about a media handling policy. Section 17 of FOISA provides that where an authority does not hold information requested then it should notify the requester to that effect.