Correspondence between constitutional futures division and Scottish Trade Union Congress: FOI release

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

Information requested

With respect to contact between the Constitutional Futures Division and the Scottish Trades Union Congress, 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 the Scottish Trades Union Congress, 1st May 2021 - date.


1. Members of the Scottish Trades Union Congress met with a member of staff from the Constitutional Futures Division on 25th January 2023.

2. The meeting was an informal discussion with externals about general economic issues and, as a result, no papers or formal minutes were required. This is a formal notice under S.17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have some of the information you have requested.

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.

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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
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