Making a request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act

We already make a lot of information available.  Before you request information from us please:

  • Search our website for the information
  • Check our publication scheme
  • Find out if we have already released the information

Making your request

When you send us your request please -

Be specific.  You will get the information faster if you help us identify the exact information you require.  Make sure that you provide us with a narrow, tightly focused request and give, where appropriate, a relevant time-frame, for example, 1999 to 2000 or January to April 1985.

Let us know how you would like the information provided, for example, by post or email.  We will try to meet your preference whenever we can.

Provide your contact details.  We may need to get in touch with you to discuss your request.  It would help if you could tell us how you would prefer us to contact you if we need to do so.

Please make your request in writing, either by or by post to:

Freedom of Information
Scottish Law Commission
Parliament House
11 Parliament Square

When we receive your request

We aim to reply to you promptly and are obliged under the law to provide a response within 20 working days.  Some information may not be available because it falls within one of the exemptions of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.  When that happens, we will tell you which exemption applies.

Will I be charged for the information?

Website – there is no charge for the information that is available on our website.

Email – there is no charge for information that is provided electronically.  your request for information.  Include the words "publication scheme" in the subject heading.

Post – If you ask for information that is available on our website to be provided in paper format, it may be necessary to make a charge.  Each case is considered separately.  For example, there may be a charge of 10 pence per page if a large amount of photocopying is required or if the cost of postage is high.  We would tell you how much it would cost to provide paper copies of the information you have requested.