Correspondence on policing candidates: FOI release

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

Information requested

I am looking for information on communication, correspondence, held and between Scotgov and Westminster, Home Office and Foreign Office in relation to policing candidates for Europol, Interpol, the Met commisioner role and head of the NCA?

We have interpreted this to mean that you have asked for communications relating to candidates for those positions on the most recent occasion that someone was appointed to the specific roles mentioned or to a senior role in each of those organisations.


I enclose a copy of some of the information you requested.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have some of the information you have requested. However, you may wish to contact the organisations mentioned in your request directly.

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 exemption(s) under section(s) s.28(1) (Relations within the UK), s.38(1)(b) (Personal data relating to third party) of FOISA applies to that information. The reasons why that exemption(s) applies are explained in the Annex to 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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