Documentation relating to 'Oversight Group' meeting held on 6 December 2022: FOI release

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

Information requested

  • Any minutes, agendas, handouts, attachments, or memos or other documentation relating the meeting of the 'Oversight Group' on December 6, at 3pm, referenced in the letter from Christina McKelvie to Police Scotland on October 26, 2022, disclosed in FOI 202200331304.
  • Related to the same meeting, any follow-up correspondence received by the Scottish Government or sent by the Scottish Government and Police Scotland, as well as internal correspondence between officials.


I enclose a copy the information you have requested, as set out in the attached Schedule of Documents.

Please note, the two briefings that were included as part of Annex B (DCC Taylor letter to  Ministers and MEOP letter to DCC Taylor) have already been released as part of the previous FOI numbered 202200331304. As such, I have not included them as part of this FOI release.

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 of FOISA exemptions. These exemptions are as follows:

  • Section 29(1)(a) (formulation or development of government policy)
  • Section 30(b)(i) (free and frank provision of advice 
  • Section 30(c) (substantial prejudice to the effective conduct of public affairs) [in relation to communications/meetings with external stakeholders]
  • Section 38(1)(b) (personal information)

The reasons why these exemptions apply are explained in the Exemption Annex.

About FOI

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

FOI 202300336635 - Annex A Email Correspondence
FOI 202300336635 - Exemption Annex
FOI 202300336635 - Schedule of Documents Final


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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
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