Correspondence held in relation to investigation against former chief officer of Scottish Fire and Rescue: FOI release

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

Information requested

Please provide me with all correspondence, briefing notes and information held by the Scottish Government in relation to a formal investigation into conduct allegations against the former chief officer of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.


I enclose a copy of some of the information you requested as attachments to this letter. Some of the information you requested is available from the Scottish Parliament website and can be obtained at ref=S6W-08438 and question?ref=S6W-08438.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some of the information you have requested because an exemptions under sections Section 36(2) (actionable breach of confidence), Section 30(b) (i) and (ii) (free and frank provision of advice or exchange of views) and s.38(1)(b) (personal information) of FOISA applies to that information. The reasons why these exemptions apply are explained in at the end of this letter.

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

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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