Minister meeting with Oil and Gas UK: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/17/01422
Date received: 19 June 2017
Date responded: 3 July 2017

Information requested

A copy of all background notes and/or briefings provided to the Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy with regard to the meeting with Oil and Gas UK in relation to the meeting on Oil and Gas held on 3rd March 2017. A copy of any minute and note taken during or subsequent to this meeting.


Please find enclosed a copy of some of the information you requested in Annex B.

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 an exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applies to a small amount the information and under section. The reasons why that exemption(s) applies are explained below.

Reasons for not providing information

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, ie this relates to the names and contact numbers of junior Scottish Government officials, 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.

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FoI 17 01422 (3).pdf


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