Ministerial preferences for briefings, speeches and correspondence: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/18/03298
Date received: 8 November 2018
Date responded: 7 December 2018

Information requested

The most recent edition of Ministerial preferences for briefings, speeches and correspondence?


I enclose a copy of information (via email) held by the Scottish Government relating to your request.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some of the information you have requested because an exemption(s) under section(s) s.38(1)(b) (personal information) of FOISA applies to that information. The reasons why that exemption(s) applies are explained below.

Reasons for not providing information

An exemption(s) under section(s) section 38(1)(b) (personal data relating to third party) of FOISA applies to some of the information you have requested. We have not provided names of individuals below rank of Senior Civil Service in the Scottish Government.
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.

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Ministerial Preferences


Please quote the FOI reference 

Central Enquiry Unit 
Email: CEU
Phone: 0300 244 4000 

The Scottish Government 
St Andrew's House 
Regent Road 

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