Correspondence relating to Infected Blood Compensation or the Infected Blood Inquiry: FOI release

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

Information requested

Copies of all correspondence relating to Infected Blood Compensation or the Infected Blood Inquiry second interim report sent to or received by the below persons (including any attachments) during the period 1st April 2023 - 6th June 2023.

1) John-Paul Marks (Permanent Secretary)

2) David Rogers (Director of Constitution and Cabinet)


I enclose a copy of some of the information you requested in Annex B.

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 exemptions under sections 29(1)(a) (formulation or development of Scottish Government policy), 30(b)(i) (free and frank provision of advice) and 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 Annex A to this letter.

About FOI

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

202300360427 - Annex A
202300360427 - Annex B


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

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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