Meeting between First Minister and Professor Joseph Stiglitz: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/17/02632
Date received: 12 October 2017
Date responded: 14 November 2017

Information requested

  1. All communications in the request for a meeting, organisation of the meeting and communications between Prof Joseph Stiglitz and the First Minister and April 3, 2017.

  2. Any notes or minutes taken during the meeting.

  3. All briefing documents made for the First Minister in advance of the meeting.


I enclose a copy of the information you requested in point 1 of your request about communications relating to the organisation of the meeting and all of the information you requested in point 3.

A small amount of information has been redacted from the enclosed e-mails about the organisation of the meeting because an exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applies to that information. The reasons why that exemption applies are explained below.

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 in point 1 of your request or any of the information requested in point 2 . The reasons why we don't have the information are explained below.

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FOI-17-02632-Short Note Professor Joseph Stiglitz.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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