Correspondence sent by Scottish Government Special Advisers, mentioning “Humza Yousaf” or just “Humza”, between 15th February 2023 and 1st March 2023: FOI release

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

Information requested

Please provide all correspondence sent by Scottish Government Special Advisers, and mentioning “Humza Yousaf” or just “Humza”, between 15th February 2023 and 1st March 2023.


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

Some of the information you have requested is available in a link provided in the attachment.

Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you. If, however, you do not have internet access to obtain this information from the website(s) listed, then please contact me again and I will send you a paper copy.

An exemption(s) under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA applies to some the information you have requested.

Section s.38(1)(b) (personal information and of FOISA applies to that information - the personal data of a third party. The exemptions in section 38 are mostly absolute, which means that they are not subject to the public interest test.

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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Email correspondence - 202300345536
Draft letter - 202300345536


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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
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