Accountability - making it more accessible

FOI requests - costly to persue so is normally only newspapers 
Not enough scruity - consultations are more like CONsultations
Sanctions if things not delivered or done?
Public observors should be allowed to speak at public meetings eg) Public Health Board meetings 
Long term committments to services, less change due to political cycles 
 

Why the contribution is important

People aren't able to hold services and governments to account without access. People need support to have their voices heard and properly provide scrutiny role.

by ScotGovOGPAdmin on August 13, 2018 at 03:21PM

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  • Posted by stacym August 16, 2018 at 22:46

    FOI requests - the process of displaying these needs to be improved. The current PDFs on a website makes it incredibly difficult to view the information. Reasons for turning down FOIs are not explained adequately and civil servants often take a very narrow view of the request to avoid providing a response.
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