- 20 Sep 2018
Date received: 27 August 2018
Date responded: 20 september 2018
- Any correspondence between the First Minister or the Permanent Secretary with SNP Chief Executive Peter Murrell, regarding the investigation into alleged misconduct by former First Minister Alex Salmond. This should include, email, letter and through any electronic device and app including text, whatsapp, snap chat etc.
- Any emails from the First Minister and/or her staff to email addresses ending in '@snp.org' from 1 March, 2018 to August 26, 2018.
The exemption in section 35(1)(c) is subject to the public interest test. We have viewed the public interest test to be the balance between the need to be open and transparent in our decision making and ensuring that we do not prejudice substantially the administration of justice. In that regard we cannot confirm or deny if any such information exists and we have concluded that the balance favours adopting that approach.
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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House