Commenting on the publication of the Scottish Government’s action plan to improve its FOI performance, Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Tavish Scott said:
“The question journalists and MSPs want answered is whether our requests for information will be fairly dealt with in the future.
“The SNP do not like answering difficult questions so time and time again, MSPs have to resort to FoI as obfuscation is taken to new levels by our government. We then found that SNP political advisors, paid for by the taxpayer, were neutering these answers.
“All this must be swept away. That will be the acid test of whether this Action Plan works. Perhaps we should all begin by using FoI to discover what we can about the process leading up to the publication of the Action Plan.”