Quarterly national accounts quarter 3 statistics publication: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/18/00860
Date received: 21 March 2018
Date responded: 12 April 2018

Information requested

Requested information for Correspondence (emails, Yammer messages, typed or handwritten notes, letters, phone calls, minutes of meetings or otherwise) between SG ministers or special advisers and civil servants regarding the Quarterly National Accounts Scotland for quarter 3 stat publication prior to its public release.


I enclose a copy of all of the information you requested. This consists of a briefing document sent to Ministers and Special Advisers.

Access to these statistics prior to their public release is controlled and is provided under the rules and principles of the Pre-release Access to Official Statistics (Scotland) Order 2008. This allows statistics such as these to be shared up to 24 hours prior to publication. This is primarily to ensure that responses to questions and public statements made at the time of or shortly after publication are based on a correct understanding of the statistics.

The final statistical documents can all be found on our website: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Economy.

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FOI-18-00860 - E-mail submission.pdf
QNAS 2017 Q3 submission and briefing REDACTED1.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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