Correspondence from Tata to the Government on Dalzell steelworks: FOI release

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

Information requested

  1. Since August 2021 to date, any correspondence from Tata to the Government on Dalzell steelworks.
  2. During the same time period, any Rapid Response Unit or other briefings to ministers regarding contact from Tata.


The information held by the Scottish Government that falls within the scope of your request has been attached separately for your reference. While our aim is to provide you information wherever we can, on this occasion we are unable to provide you with all of the information you have requested as statutory exemptions under FOISA apply. Some of these exemptions are subject to the 'public interest test'.

Therefore, taking account of all the circumstances of this case, we have considered if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemptions. Further details of the public interest tests applied to these exemptions can be found in the annex of this letter.

Some of the information you have requested is available from: Communications between Scottish Government and Tata Steel: FOI Review - Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you. If, however, you do not have internet access to obtain this information from the website listed, then please contact us again and we will send you a paper copy.

About FOI

The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at

202200328970 - Annex
202200328970 - Supporting Document 1


Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
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