The result of the Scottish Executive’s consultation on introducing a more stringent system of charging for freedom of information requests (see No 540) was a decision not to increase the present fees, announced by Margaret Curran, Minister for Parliamentary Business, on 15 March 2007.   She said:

We will not be revising the Fee Regulations at this stage. The Review did not provide conclusive evidence to underpin any decisions on changes to the Fee Regulations at this point. However