Correspondence that contains the word 'idiot' or 'idiotic' in 2023: FOI release

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

Information requested

Any correspondence or containing the words "idiot" or "idiotic" for 2023.


I have attached a copy of information held by the Scottish Government relating to your request.

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.38(1)(b) (personal information) of FOISA applies to that information. The reasons why that exemption(s) applies are explained below.

Reasons for not providing information

An exemption(s) under section(s) section 38(1)(b) (personal data relating to third party) of FOISA applies to some of the information you have requested. We have not provided names of individuals or other information which may identify them. This information has been redacted.

Thank you for your request dated 4th May 2023 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA).

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