Internal communications in relation to the freedom of information response ref. 18/02467: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/18/03255
Date received: 30 October 2018
Date responded: 26 November  2018
Information requested
You asked for:
  • Any correspondence (emails, letters, phone calls, handwritten notes or any other documents) between the lead official on FOI request 18/02467 and/or Scottish Government ministers and/or the SG FOI Unit and/or special advisers regarding the response to that FOI request. Information should include: a detailed timeline (with dates) of when the lead official contacted ministers/special advisers (and vice versa); any notes or comments or suggestions offered by ministers or special advisers to the lead official; any input from the SG FOI Unit; any advice or comments from ministers/spads rejected by the lead official; any advice or comments from ministers/spads accepted by the lead official; any correspondence (as defined previously) on the use of exemptions; any correspondence (as defined previously) on material to be redacted; any information on delays to the FOI response; any information on who received the FOI to clear, when they responded and what they said; and any information on delays to the FOI response. 
I enclose a copy of all of the information you requested that is held by the Scottish Government. This shows where some individuals’ names and contact details –including your own - have been been redacted in accordance with the Freedom of Information Scotland Act 2002 Section 38(1)(b) exemption concerning personal data where disclosure would contravene data protection principles. 
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Central Enquiry Unit 
Phone: 0300 244 4000 

The Scottish Government 
St Andrew's House 
Regent Road 

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