Cabinet Secretary meeting Jim McColl Clyde Blowers Capital: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/17/01351
Date received: 19 June 2017
Date responded: 25 July 2017

Information requested

  • A copy of all background notes and/or briefing/s provided to the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Constitution with regard to the progress meeting with Jim McColl of Clyde Blowers Capital held on 2nd March 2017.

  • A copy of any minute and note taken during or subsequent to this meeting.

  • If any of these documents contain information that is not disclosable under Freedom of Information, please remove those sections and mark clearly that they have been removed.


I can confirm that Transport Scotland/Scottish Government hold the information within the scope of your request and this has been compiled and attached to this letter. Annex A.

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 Section 30 (b)(i), free and frank exchange of advice, Section 30 (b)(ii), free and frank exchange of views and Section 33 (1)(b), commercial interests of FOISA applies. The reasons why these exemptions apply are explained in Annex B to this letter.

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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
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