- 15 Aug 2018
FOI reference: FOI/18/01953
Date received: 13 July 2018
Date responded: 13 August 2018
1. All internal communications relating to each of these FOI requests, including draft responses to the requester.
2. Confirmation of whether or not the material to be released was changed after the DFM had seen each of these FOI responses.
FOIs outlined – FOI/17/02787, 17/02940, 17/02966, 17/02967, 17/02968.
- I enclose a copy of the information you requested in the annexes to this letter. Annex A – All internal communication relating to FOI/17/02787.
Draft responses to the request include all information which was subsequently released. The additional meeting notes outlined on page 11 were added and no information was removed from the initial drafts. The final response can be found at the following web link- https://beta.gov.scot/publications/foi-17-02787/
The final review for this request can be found in Annex B.
Annex C – All internal communication relating to FOI/17/02940.
Draft responses to the request include all information which was subsequently released. The stakeholder tracker spreadsheet attached on pages 27 and 28 can be found in the final response. This final response, along with additional information sent out in March can be found at the following link - https://beta.gov.scot/publications/foi-17-02940/
Annex D – All internal communication relating to FOI/17/02966, FOI/17/02967 and FOI/17/02968.
The draft responses to the requests include all information which was subsequently released. The only change which was made before release was a change to the wording in the response letter. This change can be found in Annex E. The final response can be found at the following web link -https://beta.gov.scot/publications/foi-17-02966/
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 websites listed, then please contact me again and I will send you a paper copy.
2. I can confirm that the material for each FOI was not changed after the Deputy First Minister saw each of the responses. This is confirmed in the emails that are found in the appropriate annexes to this letter.
While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some of the information you have requested because an exemption under section 38(1)(b) (personal information) of FOISA applies to that information. The reasons why that exemption applies are explained in the Annex to this letter.
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 Andrew's House