Ministerial correspondence in relation to Scottish Budget 2017-2018: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/17/01411
Date received: 22 June 2017
Date responded: 20 July 2017

Information requested

Any correspondence between the First Ministers Office and Derek Mackay on one hand and Patrick Harvie and Willie Rennie regarding the 2017-18 Budget.


I enclose a copy of most of the information you requested in Annex A.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide a small amount of the information you have requested because an exemption under section s.30(b)(ii) (the free and frank exchange of views for the purposes of deliberation) of FOISA applies to that information. The reasons why that exemption applies is explained in the Annex B to this letter.

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