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Correspondence with Trade Unions regarding the conduct of the First Minister since 2007

Published: 20 Sep 2018

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

Published:
20 Sep 2018
Correspondence with Trade Unions regarding the conduct of the First Minister since 2007

FOI reference: FOI/18/02350 
Date received: 29 August 2018 
Date responded: 20 September 2018  

Information requested

A copy of all correspondence with trade unions regarding the conduct of the First Minister since 2007.

Response

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.

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