Correspondence regarding Audit Scotland's report in construction of island ferries hills 801 and 802: FOI release

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

Information requested

Any correspondence within the communications team on how to respond publicly to Audit Scotland's report into the construction of island ferries hulls 801 and 802 and subsequent media interest from March 1 to April 1, 2022.


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

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 under section s.38(1) (b) of FOISA applies to that information.

An exemption under section s.38(1) (b) of FOISA applies to some of the information you have requested. This is because personal information such as phone numbers and email addresses were included in email trails and have been redacted.

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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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
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