Freedom of Information Review Process
Aberdeenshire Council’s Review Procedure under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002:-
If you wish Aberdeenshire Council to review its actions and/or decisions with respect to your Request for Information, you should contact:-
FOI Review Officer,
Aberdeen AB16 5GB
no later than 40 days after you receive the Notice intimating the decision that you want to have reviewed.
Your request for review must be in writing or in another form which has some permanency and is capable of being used for subsequent reference (e.g. audio/video tape recording). You must state your name and address for correspondence. You must also give details of the information which you originally requested and the reasons why you are dissatisfied with the way in which your application for information has been dealt with.
The Principal Committee Officer will arrange for your application for review to be considered by the Review Panel. The Review Panel will write to you informing you of its decision by not later than twenty working days after receipt of your request for a review. The Review Panel will also provide you with a statement of its reasons for arriving at the decision it has made.
Your Right to Complain to the Scottish Information Commissioner:
If you are dissatisfied with the Review Panel’s decision, you may appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner.
An appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner must be made within six months, specifying:-
- the Request for Information to which the requirement for review by relates;
- The reasons for your dissatisfaction with the review decision;
An appeal can now be made online at the following address: www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal
The Scottish Information Commissioner can be contacted at:-
Scottish Information Commissioner,
St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9DS
Telephone: 01334 464610;
Fax: 01334 464611;