Correspondence with POA(S) on prison officer payment: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/18/01924
Date received: 11 July 2018
Date responded: 7 August 2018

Information requested

a) All correspondence, between the then Cabinet Minister for Justice, Mr Matheson, and Deputy First Minister and the then Cabinet Minister of Finance, Mr Swinney, or any Scottish Government officials, acting on their behalf, and Phil Fairlie and or Andy Hogg from The Prison Officers Association (Scotland) relating to all meetings between the above since Jan 2012 in relation to the Scottish Prison Service Operational Staff Allowances or personal/exceptional Payments?; and

b) A detailed itinerary of all meetings, calls, correspondence between the then Cabinet Ministers and representatives from the Prison Officers Association (Scotland).


I enclose a copy of all of the information you requested in the Annex to this letter, in the format you asked for.

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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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