Correspondence in relation to the DFM Statement on Ferguson Marine: FOI release

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

Information requested

All correspondence, memos, meeting papers, briefing notes and speaking notes in relation to the Deputy First Minister’s Ministerial Statement on Ferguson Marine, given in the Scottish Parliament chamber on 16 March 2023.


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