- 13 Aug 2019
Date received: 4 Oct 2018
Date responded: 3 Apr 2019
All information held regarding the loan of £30 million made by the Scottish Government in June 2018 to Ferguson Marine Engineering Limited, including but not limited to:
1. All minutes and notes of meetings held between FME Limited and the Scottish Government.
2. The loan agreement including interest terms and basis of repayment.
3. Due diligence carried out by the Scottish Government on FME Limited prior to granting the loan.
With reference to your ongoing appeal with the Information Commissioner for FoI/18/01835, please find attached further information.
Green redactions are Section 38(1) – Personal Information
Red redactions are Section 33(1)(b) – Commercial Interests
Blue redactions are Sections 30(b)(i) and 30(b)(ii) – Free and frank provision of advice and Free and frank exchange of views
The final e-mail in the first attachment, refers to 12 documents. We previously relied on section 25(1) for the documents that are already in the public domain through previous FoIs or on Companies House, though we have now provided these and no longer wish to rely on this exemption. The other 6 documents have been reviewed and are now being part released with all redactions falling under section 33(1)(b) – Commercial Interests.
There are a further 5 PdF documents which were previously withheld. These are now being part released and all redactions within these documents fall under Section 33(1)(b) also.
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses.
Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House