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Misuse Treatment Strategy: safer drug consumption facilities: FOI release

Published: 27 Aug 2018

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

Published:
27 Aug 2018
Misuse Treatment Strategy: safer drug consumption facilities: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/18/01895
Date received: 12 July 2018 
Date responded: 14 August 2018
 
Information requested
 
All digitally stored correspondence related to safer drug consumption facilities or safer drug injection sites and the Substance Misuse Treatment Strategy announced by Public Health Minister on 28/11/2017 .
 
Response
 
I enclose a copy of some of the information you requested.

An exemption under section S.38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applies to some of the information requested because it is personal data of a third party, i.e. contact details of individuals, and disclosing it would contravene the data protection principles in Schedule 1 to the Data Protection Act 1998. This exemption is not subject to the 'public interest test', so we are not required to consider if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption.

An exemption under section S.29(1)(a) of FOISA (formulation or development of government policy) applies to some of the information requested because it relates to the development of the Scottish Government’s policy on the new drug and alcohol strategy that details policy and proposed actions that Scottish Government will be asking of alcohol and drug services.
 
This exemption is not subject to the ‘public interest test’, so we are not required to consider if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption.

Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you. If, however, you do not have internet access to obtain this information from the website(s) listed, then please contact me again and I will send you a paper copy. You can obtain copies of First Minister’s questions, Parliamentary Questions and debate transcripts at http://www.parliament.scot/parliamentary-business.aspx

This exemption is not subject to the ‘public interest test’, so we are not required to consider if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption.
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Contact

 

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 
Edinburgh 
EH1 3DG

 

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 
Edinburgh 
EH1 3DG