- 25 Oct 2018
Date received: 10 August 2018
Date responded: 23 October 2018
Copies of all communications between Colin McAllister and Education Scotland staff regarding FOI requests - from January 2016 to December 2016.
We have sought guidance from the central FoI Unit at the Scottish Government on some technical aspects of our response. Whilst this has helped us provide you with better information, it has also identified that our method of redaction needed to change so that black lines are no longer used. This necessitated some technological changes and a fresh scan of the materials to be released. This added a significant time delay and for that we apologise unreservedly. We are working to ensure that such delays do not happen in the future.
I enclose a copy of most of the information you requested. However, 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) of FOISA (personal information) applies to that information.
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