Contact between constitutional futures division and Professor Alan Renwick: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Information requested

With respect to contact between Professor Alan Renwick, 1st May 2021 - date, please provide:
1. The dates of all meetings held, in person or virtual.

2.  Any documentation relating to the meetings, including agendas, presentation materials, minutes, notes, or briefings.

3. All correspondence between the Constitutional Futures Division and Professor Alan Renwick, 1st May 2021 - date.


1. Meetings involving Professor Renwick and members of the Constitutional Futures Division took place on 24 June 2022 and 27 April 2023.

2/3. Most of the information you have requested is enclosed in Annex A.

An exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (Personal Information) applies to some of the information requested because it is personal data of a third party and disclosing it would contravene the data protection principles in Article 5(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation and in section 34(1) of the Data Protection Act 2018. This exemption is not subject to the ‘public interest test’, so we are not required to consider if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption.

Exemptions under Section 30(b)(ii) and 30(c) of FOISA also applies to some of the information requested. The reason why these exemptions apply are explained in Annex B.

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Central Enquiry Unit
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