Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry conference call details: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/17/02642
Date received: 3 November 2017
Date responded: 4 December 2017

Information requested

You asked for details of who was involved in the SCIA Conference call listed in John Swinney's call logs for 4 July 2016.


I enclose some of the information you have requested.

Details of who accepted the meeting request for the SCIA Conference call listed in John Swinney's call logs for 4 July 2016.

  • John Swinney, MSP, Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills

  • Barbara Allison, Director for Communications, Ministerial Support & Facilities

  • Olivia McLeod, Former Director for Children and Families

  • Stuart Nicolson, Special Advisor

  • Elizabeth Lloyd, Special Advisor

  • Murray Sinclair, Director of Legal Services

  • Shirley Ferguson, Deputy Director of Litigation

We are unable to provide you with the remainder of the information you have requested because an exemption under section 38(1)(b) (personal data relating to a third party). The reason why this exemption applies is explained below.

Reasons for not providing information

An exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applies to some of the information requested because it is personal data of a third party, ie names of individuals 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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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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