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Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, correspondence and media activity: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
Published:
6 Dec 2018
Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, correspondence and media activity: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/18/03252  
Date received: 5 November 2018 
Date responded: 5 December 2018
 
Information requested
 
Any emails, discussions or correspondence (emails, typed or handwritten notes, letters, phone calls, minutes of meetings, documents or otherwise) in relation to the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers (HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales).
 
Any emails, discussions or correspondence (emails, typed or handwritten notes, letters, phone calls, minutes of meetings, documents or otherwise) in relation to any (proposed or otherwise) Scottish Government press or media activity to mark the launch of HMS Queen Elizabeth or the upcoming launch of HMS Prince of Wales.
 
Response
 
I have prepared all the documentation your requested and included the following annexes for your attention:
 
ANNEX 1 E-mail – Disembarking Provisions from RFA Fort Rosalie to HMS Queen Elizabeth
 
ANNEX 2 First Minister’s Questions Briefing on HMS Queen Elizabeth Launch for first Sea Trials
 
ANNEX 3 E-mail regarding First Minister attending Queen Elizabeth naming ceremony
 
ANNEX 4 E-mail containing a draft copy and amended copy of the briefing for the First Minister to attend QE naming ceremony
 
ANNEX 4.1 Draft copy of briefing attached to e-mail in ANNEX 4
 
ANNEX 4.2 Amended copy of briefing attached to e-mail in ANNEX 4
 
ANNEX 5 E-mail containing Briefing for the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair work to attend the naming ceremony of HMS Prince of Wales. Also included UK shipbuilding Strategy briefing
 
ANNEX 5.1 Copy of briefing included in e-mail in ANNEX 5
 
ANNEX 5.2 Copy of UK shipbuilding Strategy included in e-mail in ANNEX 5
 
ANNEX 6 E-mail containing supplementary briefing and other Queen Elizabeth related documents
 
ANNEX 6.1 Supplementary briefing included in e-mail from ANNEX 6
 
ANNEX 6.2 Additional QE document included in the e-mail from ANNEX 6
 
ANNEX 6.3 Additional QE document included in the e-mail from ANNEX 6
 
ANNEX 7 PQ Question and answer
 
ANNEX 8 PQ Question and answer
 
ANNEX 9 PQ Background note
 
ANNEX 10 E-mail regarding Queen Elizabeth Visit Event 29 June
 
ANNEX 10.1 Blank attendee form attached to e-mail from Annex 10
 
ANNEX 10.2 Information about the invite to visit HMS Queen Elizabeth attached to e-mail from Annex 10
 
ANNEX 11 E-mail regarding Ministerial Quote for visit to the Prince of Wales aircraft carrier
 
ANNEX 12 E-mail regarding statement and social media release regarding HMS Queen Elizabeth
 
ANNEX 13 E-mail relating to press lines for HMS Prince of Wales naming ceremony
 
ANNEX 14 E-mail relating to Keith Brown statement and social media regarding HMS Queen Elizabeth
 
ANNEX 15 E-mails relating to tweets for HMS Queen Elizabeth
 
ANNEX 16 Shipbuilding Information 11-11-18
 
ANNEX 17 Correspondence received and recorded on our MACCS system
 
ANNEX 18 PS Minute
 
ANNEX 19 Two drafted replies for consideration to MACCS correspondence
 
ANNEX 20 Correspondence received and recorded on our MACCS system
 
ANNEX 21 PS Minute
 
ANNEX 22 Two drafted replies for consideration to MACCS correspondence
 
ANNEX 23 Reasons for not providing information
 
You will note that there are certain redactions which have been made to the documents provided in this response. These redactions have been made in line with the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Further information on this can be found in Annex 23 and below.
 
Reasons for not providing information

 

The following exemptions apply to your request:

Section 38(1)(b)

An exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applies to a small amount of the information requested because it is personal data of a third party, ie names/contact details of individuals, and disclosing it would contravene the data protection principles in Schedule 1 to the Data Protection Act 1998. This exemption is not subject to the 'public interest test', so we are not required to consider if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption. 

Section 25

Section 25 (1) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (the Act) exempts information from disclosure where the requester can reasonably obtain the

information without making a request for it.

Section 33

Section 33 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) contains four distinct exemptions. Information may be withheld if:

  • it is a trade secret (section 33(1 )(a));
  • disclosure would (or would be likely to) prejudice substantially the commercial interests of any person or organisation (section 33(1)(b));
  • disclosure would (or would be likely to) prejudice substantially the economic interests of the whole or part of the UK (section 33(2)(a)); or
  • disclosure would (or would be likely to) prejudice substantially the financial

interests of an administration in the UK (section 33(2)(b)).

 
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foi-18-03252 Annexes part 1

59 page PDF
2.5 MB

foi-18-03252 Annexes part 2

57 page PDF
2.5 MB

Contact

Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit 
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000 
 
The Scottish Government 
St Andrew's House 
Regent Road 
Edinburgh 
EH1 3DG