Queens Printer Scotland Board and Management Team

FOI request reference: F0042749
Publication date: July 2015

Outcome:

Unsuccessful

Request:

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
(a) Board members
(b) Women represented on the board

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

2. The total number of:
(a) Members of the senior management team
(b) 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.

3. The total number of:
(a) 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.

4. The total number of:
(a) 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.

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 Office of Queen’s Printer for Scotland (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. 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 OQPS duties is an employee of The National Archives.

Section 92(5) of the Scotland Act specifies that the Queen’s Printer of Acts of Parliament shall hold the position of Queen’s Printer for Scotland. Carol Tullo is the Queen’s Printer for Scotland and has overall responsibility for the OQPS.

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

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

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