Correspondence regarding the Scottish National Investment Bank: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/18/00399
Date received: 9 February 2018
Date responded: 9 March 2018

Information requested

Request for any correspondence between June 2017 and January 2018 involving Scottish Government Ministers, senior civil servants, special advisers on the topic of differences between the SNIB, SIB and BDB.


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 exemptions under sections: S.29(1)(a) (Formulation or Development of Scottish Government Policy), S.30(b) (Free and Frank Provision of Advice or Exchange of Views) and S.38(1)(b) (Third Party Data) of FOISA apply. The reasons why those exemptions apply are explained in the Annex to this letter.

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Annex A 00399_Redacted 2.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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