Proposal to close Michelin Dundee: chronology of actions taken to date: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/18/03290
Date received: 7 November 2018
Date responded: 4 December 2018
Information requested
You asked for a list of the concrete actions the Scottish Government and Derek Mackay MSP have taken since learning of Michelin’s decision to close their Dundee plant, specifically a chronology of the relevant Directorate and Minister's attempts to save jobs, covering phonecalls, emails, letters, meetings etc.
I enclose a copy of a chronology of the information you requested. 
You will note that this includes a link to the statement by Derek Mackay MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work to the Scottish Parliament on 6 November, announcements made on 6, 9, 12 and 30 November, and a Parliamentary Question on 15 November, for ease of reference. Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you. If, however, you do not have internet access to obtain this information from the website(s) listed, then please contact me again and I will send you a paper copy.
I note that you have requested this information to help you understand what action has been taken by the UK Government in relation to the upcoming closure of Michelin Dundee. You may therefore wish to submit a new request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) to the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and/or the Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland who are working with us and should be able to help you further. They can be contacted at: 
Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Information Rights Unit 1 Victoria Street London SW1H 0ET Email -
Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland 1 Melville Crescent Edinburgh EH3 7HW 
Please be assured that our priority is to secure the long-term future of the Michelin Dundee site and its associated jobs.
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