- 30 Dec 2019
Date received: 26 Nov 2019
Date responded: 19 Dec 2019
You asked for:
On 25 November 2019 the First Minister was interviewed by Andrew Neil on the BBC. In one exchange on the implications of using the Sustainable Growth Commission recommendations to the past 10 years of Scottish spending the First Minister stated that:
"I've had that modelling done by the Scottish Government" - 18:20 in https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000bqs0/the-andrew-neil-interviews-election-2019-nicola-sturgeon
I would like to see the results of that modelling and have confirmation of when it took place and any direct discussion if it was suitable for the Scottish Government to model a party proposal.
I respond to your request in three parts.
(1) the results of the modelling
(2) confirmation of when it took place
(3) direct discussion if it was suitable for the Scottish Government to model a party proposal
1. Results of the modelling
I attach the information that you have requested in Annex A.
2. Confirmation of when it took place
The analysis was undertaken around 5 June 2018
3. Direct discussion if it was suitable for the Scottish Government to model a party proposal
While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested. This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.
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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House