FOI Request - Written Off Debts

Request 101000320727

I would like a full list of all the debts your council has written off because the person in debt was put in prison/already in prison in the last five years.  In each instance, I would like the following:

1- The date the debt was written off

2- How much was written off

3- What the outstanding debts related to (council tax/rent/detailed other).

Response 11-02-2015

No Council Tax debt or Housing Benefit Overpayment has been written off in the last 5 years because the debtor was put in prison/already in prison.

This information is exempt under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002; information not held.  For other debts, we are unable to identify if a debt was written off because the debtor was put in prison/already in prison as this is not a reason/category for seeking approval for write off of a debt.

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