Correspondence relating to the Union Flag in 2018: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/18/00426
Date received: 9 February 2018
Date responded: 9 March 2018

Information requested

For any correspondence (emails, typed or handwritten notes, letters, phone calls, minutes of meetings, briefs or otherwise) involving any of: Liz Lloyd, Nicola Sturgeon, special advisers, Ministers or communications staff on the subject of the Union Flag/Union Jack in 2018 to date.


Within the scope of your request, I attach copies of the information you requested.

You will see that personal data have been redacted. This is because an exemption under section 38 (1) of FOISA (personal information) applies. Disclosing personal information would contravene 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-18-00426 - email correspondence - Doc 5.pdf

FOI-18-00426 - email correspondence - Doc 6.pdf

FOI-18-00426 - email correspondence - Doc 8.pdf

FOI-18-00426 - email correspondence - Doc 9.pdf


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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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