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Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
FOI reference: FOI/18/02293 Date received: 27 August 2018 Date responded: 20 September 2018
Details of meetings between Nicola Sturgeon and Alex Salmond in 2018. Recorded purpose of meetings as well as dates, times, locations and minutes.
Correspondence between Nicola Sturgeon and Alex Salmond in 2018, including mobile and all forms of digital messaging.
By reference to section 18(1) of FOISA we cannot confirm or deny whether any information is held. We are applying section 18(1) in conjunction with section 35(1)(c) (information exempt if disclosure would, or would be likely to prejudice substantially the administration of justice).
The exemption in section 35(1)(c) is subject to the public interest test. We have viewed the public interest test to be the balance between the need to be open and transparent in our decision making and ensuring that we do not prejudice substantially the administration of justice. In that regard we cannot confirm or deny if any such information exists and we have concluded that the balance favours adopting that approach.
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