Parents in Scotland have used the Freedom of Information Act to try and reveal the location of their children’s remains. 

However, the requests were refused and their solicitors are now preparing Subject Access Requests under the Data Protection Act.

The Scotsman report: 

SOLICITORS acting on behalf of some of the grieving parents in the Mortonhall scandal are to ask the city council for information revealing the location of their babies’ ashes.

Several parents have submitted Freedom of Information (FOI) requests to the council in a bid to find out what happened to their child’s remains.

However, at last night’s Mortonhall Ashes Action Committee (MAAC) meeting, they said their requests for private details had been refused as a result of the ongoing 
investigation.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.