FOI reference: FOI/17/01378
Date received: 20 June 2017
Date responded: 18 July 2017
The minutes from the meeting held between Derek Mackay MSP and Ken Barclay on 15 March 2017 and all correspondence before and after this meeting relating to the meeting.
I enclose a copy of some of the information you requested. I attach a copy of the briefing provided to the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Constitution, Derek Mackay in preparation of the meeting on 15th March 2017.
While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have some of the information you have requested. The reasons why we don't have the information are explained in the Annex to this letter.
Reasons for not providing the information.
The Scottish Government does not have the information.
The Scottish Government does not have the information you have asked for because there was no minute or note taken during or subsequent to this meeting.
This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses
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