Correspondence between Minister for Housing and Glasgow City Council: FOI release

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

Information requested

You asked for all correspondence* between the Paul McLennan and his civil services, and representatives and councillors from Glasgow City Council between March 2023 when the minister took up his post and the present date (25 July 23). I am specifically looking for all correspondence between the minister and his department and Glasgow City Council (GCC on the subject of homelessness).

*All written communication, texts, whatsapp and signal messages, and any minutes held in this period between the minister and GCC representatives include any reports or presentations.


Attached is a copy of the information requested, which is summarised in the table below. Correspondences between March 23 – April 23 has already been actioned via FOI request 202300357753 on 15 June 2023.

Type of correspondence
1. E-mail GCC-SG HF Glasgow (OFFICIAL) – 9 may 2023
2. LA UAO Breaches data - Monthly request for April 2023 - issued 3 May 2023
3. LA UAO Breaches data - Monthly request for June 2023 (OFFICIAL)
4. LA UAO Breaches data - Monthly request for May 2023 - issued 25 May 2023
5. Glasgow City Council - Homelessness Position Paper - modular build - 7 June 2023 copy
6. E-mail Winter Weather (OFFICIAL)
7. LA UAO Breaches data - Monthly request for June 2023 - Including Local Connection data request - issued 5 July 2023
8. Unsuitable Accommodation Order Breaches and Local Connection data request for July 2023
9. Proposed Meeting - Temporary Accommodation in Glasgow - 23rd May (OFFICIAL)
10. URGENT enquiry re number of people being accommodated in hotels (OFFICIAL)
11. SG Catch Up - fortnightly meetings (OFFICIAL)
12. Cllr Kenny McLean and Cllr Allan Casey – INVITATION
13. Email - Glasgow hotels_Drugs Policy (OFFICIAL) - 31 May 2023
14. Unsuitable Accommodation Order breaches data return for May 2023 (OFFICIAL)
15. B&B use for TA (OFFICIAL)

An exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applies to some the information you have requested. Section 38(1)(b) exempts the release of personal data of a third party, such as names and contact details. Disclosing this would contravene the data protection principles in Article 5(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation and 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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