Meeting between FM and EU agricultural commissioner-Phil Hogan: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/17/01576
Date received: 4 July 2017
Date responded: 20 July 2017

Information requested

Ministerial (Cabinet Secretary Fergus Ewing) and senior servant correspondence relating to the meeting between the EU agricultural commissioner Phil Hogan and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in Edinburgh on 20th May, with reference to Scottish Government delays to EU farming subsidy payments from between 13th May and 20th June.

Please note that we have interpreted these as being 2016 dates.


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(s) under s.38(1)(b) (personal information) and s30(b)(i) of FOISA applies to that information. The reasons why that exemption applies are explained below.

Reasons for not providing information

An exemption applies.

An exemption(s) under section s.38(1) of FOISA applies to some ofthe information you have requested. This is because it constitutes personal data and disclosure of that information would contravene one of the Data Protection Principles.

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_01576 - Mr Hogan's visit - email correspondence.pdf
foi-17-01576 - FM Comm Hogan Meeting Briefing Final.pdf


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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
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