Publication - FOI/EIR release

Loan to Ferguson Marine Engineering Limited: FOI appeal

Published: 13 Aug 2019

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

13 Aug 2019
Loan to Ferguson Marine Engineering Limited: FOI appeal
FOI reference: FOI/18/01835
Date received: 4 Oct 2018
Date responded: 3 Apr 2019
Information requested

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.

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FOI-18-01835 - 1 - Loan Agreement

22 page PDF
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FOI-18-01835 - Document 6

26 page PDF
1.7 MB

FOI-18-01835 - Document 7

3 page PDF
59.6 kB

FOI-18-01835 - Document 9

1 page PDF
32.4 kB

FOI-18-01835 - Document 11

37 page PDF
546.5 kB

FOI-18-01835 - Document 12

18 page PDF
453.4 kB


Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road