Jamie Hepburn MSP meeting Confederation of British Industry: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/18/00610
Date received: 21 February 2018
Date responded: 21 March 2018

Information requested

1. Under freedom of information, I ask to be emailed the dates and locations of all meetings held between the Government Minister Jamie Hepburn MSP and the Confederation of British industry (CBI) in 2016, 2017 and 2018. I also request any available briefings and notes from those meetings.

Further to this, I request copies of all correspondence both physical and electronic between Mr Hepburn and also his ministerial staff to the CBI in 2016/17/18.


Our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are able to provide details of 4 meetings between Mr Hepburn, Minister of Employability and Training and the Confederation of British Industry held during 2016, 2017 and 2018. Details are contained in the table below:

Meeting Date Location
17 January 2017 MacLay, Murray & Spens Offices, Edinburgh
16 June 2016 HSBC Offices, Glasgow
23 August 2016 BT Offices, Glasgow
27 October 2016 The Scottish Parliament

The papers associated with these meetings are attached as Annexes to this document as follows:

  • Annex 1 CBI Meeting January 2017

  • Annex 2 CBI Meeting June 2016

  • Annex 3 CBI Meeting August 2016

  • Annex 4 CBI Meeting October 2016

Please note that Ministerial engagements are routinely published on the Scottish Government wesite and can be accessed using the following link:


Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you.If you do not have access to obtain this information from the website listed, then please contact me again and I will arrange to provide it in hard copy.

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FOI-18-00610 - Annex 1 - related documents - part 1.pdf
FOI-18-00610 - Annex 2 - related documents - part 2.pdf
FoI-18-00610 - Annex 3 - related documents - part 3.pdf
FoI-18-00610 - Annex 4 - related documents - part 4.pdf


Please quote the FOI reference

Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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