Ministerial meeting with Standard Life chief executive: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/17/01376
Date received: 16 June 2017
Date responded: 5 July 2017

Information requested

All background notes, briefing/s provided to the First Minister/Ministers/officials in relation to the meeting with Keith Skeoch, Standard Life on 29 March 17 alongside a copy of any minutes and notes taken during or subsequent to the meeting.


Please find enclosed a copy of most of the information you requested in the format you asked for. While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some the information you have requested because an exemption(s) under section(s)s.30(b)(ii) (free and frank exchange of views) of FOISA applies to that information. The reasons why that exemption(s) applies are explained in the Annex to this letter.

Reasons for not providing information

An exemption applies:

An exemption(s) under section(s) s.30(b)(ii) of FOISA applies to some of the information you have requested.

The nature of the event meant there was no requirement for a note or minute to be taken, there were no action points or any post meeting briefing.

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FOI-17-01376 Ministerial Briefing.pdf


Please quote the FOI reference

Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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