Office of the Queen’s Printer for Scotland (OQPS)

FOI request reference: F0042749
Publication date: August 2015

Outcome:

Information not held

Request:

Good afternoon

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST – Representation on board and management team

This is a freedom of information request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.  The information I require is as follows:

  1. The total number of
  2. Board members
  3. Women represented on the board

In the case of 1 b), please also express the number as a percentage of the whole board.

  1. The total number of:
  2. Members of the senior management team
  3. Women represented on the senior management team

In the case of 2 b), please also express the number as a percentage of the whole senior management team.

  1. The total number of:
  1. Applications received for each recently appointed Board position since 2013, broken down by gender and the gender of the person subsequently appointed.

In the case of 3a), please also express the number of men and women appointed as a percentage of the total applications received for each Board position.

  1. The total number of:
  1. Applications received for each recently appointed senior management position since 2013, broken down by gender, and the gender of the person subsequently appointed.

In the case of 4a), please also express the number of men and women appointed as a percentage of the total applications received for each senior management team position.

Please treat items 1, 2, 3 and 4 as separate FOI requests.

I understand it is my right to receive the information within 20 working days. I look forward to hearing from you.

Response:

Dear Ms Baillie,

Thank you for your enquiry of 17 July 2015, in which you asked about board members and the senior management team of Office of the Queen’s Printer for Scotland (OQPS)

Our Response

Your request has been handled under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.  The Act gives you the right to see information held by Scottish public authorities.  This right may only be overridden if the information you are looking for is covered by an exemption in the Act.

I can confirm that the OQPS does not hold the information you are looking for.  This is because the OQPS has no board or senior management team of its own.  Section 92(5) of the Scotland Act specifies that the Queen’s Printer of Acts of Parliament shall hold the Office of Queen’s Printer for Scotland.  The OQPS is based at The National Archives and the functions of the OQPS are carried out from within The National Archives.  The staff who deliver these services also support wider legislative work across the UK.  There are no individual members of staff allocated to the OQPS on a full-time basis and anyone who performs QPS duties is an employee of The National Archives.

Carol Tullo is the QPS and has overall responsibility for the Office of the QPS.

You may find the links below useful for further information about OQPS:

http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Government/queensprinterforscotland/aboutqps
http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Government/queensprinterforscotland/annualreport

If you are dissatisfied with any aspect of our response to your request for information please send full details to:

oqps@nationalarchives.gsi.gov.uk

Or write to:

The Queen’s Printer for Scotland
The Library
GD Bridge
Victoria Quay
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ

Any complaint will be acknowledged within two working days of receipt and we will respond in full within twenty working days.

You also have the right to ask the Scottish Information Commissioner (SIC) to investigate any aspect of your complaint, though the SIC is likely to expect internal complaints procedures to have been exhausted before beginning his investigation.

If I can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

FOI Assessor
Freedom of Information Centre
Transfer and Access Department
The National Archives

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