§ Dr. David Clark
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many applications for information he received under the Open Government Code of Practice on Access to Government Information in the last parliamentary session; and how many of these applications were granted. 
§ Mr. Dewar
This information is collected for monitoring purposes on a calendar year basis. Information for 1997 was published in the Open Government Code of Practice on Access to Government Information 199724W Report. In 1998 my Department (including non-departmental public bodies covered by the Code) received 263 applications for information made under the Code and granted 255 of them.
From 1 July, this will be a matter for the Scottish Parliament.