Briefings and minutes for meeting with Fraserburgh Taskforce: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/17/01346
Date received: 19 June 2017
Date responded: 29 June 2017

Information requested

A copy of all background notes and/or briefing(s) provided to the Minister for Business Innovation and Energy with regard to the Fraserburgh Taskforce meeting on local economy held on 3 March 2017 as well as a copy of any minute and note taken during or subsequent to this meeting.


Please see the attached documents for the information requested.

An exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applies to a small amount of the information requested because it is personal data of a third party, i.e. the status of some of the ex Young's Seafood Ltd employees has been redacted, and disclosing it would contravene the data protection principles in Schedule 1 to the Data Protection Act 1998. 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.

An exemption under section 33(1)(b) of FOISA (commercial interests) applies to some of the information requested. This exemption applies because disclosure of this particular information would, or would be likely to, prejudice substantially the commercial interests of local businesses invoved.

Documents released

  1. Briefing for Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy for Fraserburgh Taskforce meeting
  2. Minutes of Fraserburgh Taskforce meeting

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Minutes of Fraserburgh Taskforce meeting.pdf


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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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