New Scottish Enterprise Chief Executive correspondence: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/18/00494
Date received: 9 February 2018
Date responded: 9 March 2018

Information requested

You asked for Any correspondence (emails, typed or handwritten notes, letters, phone calls, minutes of meetings, briefs or otherwise) involving Scottish Government ministers, senior civil servants or special advisers on the topic of a new Scottish Enterprise chief executive from 1 September 2017 to 8 February 2018.


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 under section s.30(b)(ii) (free and frank exchange of views) of FOISA applies to that information. The reasons why that exemption applies are explained in the Annex to this letter.

Index to list of attachments

  • Document 1 – email to Cabinet secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work
  • Document 1 (embedded) – attachment to email
  • Document 2 – email to Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work
  • Document 2 (embedded 1) – attachment to email
  • Document 2 (embedded 2a) – attachment to email
  • Document 2 (embedded 2b) – attachment to email
  • Document 2 (embedded 2ci) – attachment to email
  • Document 2 (embedded 2cii) – attachment to email
  • Document 2 (embedded 2d) – attachment to email
  • Document 3 – email from Cabinet Secretary's Private Office
  • Document 4 – email trail on Recruitment
  • Document 5 – Parliamentary Question

About FOI

The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at

Document 1 (2).pdf
Document 1 (embedded) (2).pdf
Document 2.pdf
Document 2 (embedded 1).pdf
Document 2 (embedded 2a)_Redacted.pdf
Document 2 (embedded 2b).pdf
Document 2 (embedded 2c(i)).pdf
Document 2 (embedded 2c(ii)).pdf
Document 2 (embedded 2d)_Redacted.pdf
Document 3.pdf
Document 4_Redacted.pdf
Document 5.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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