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Correspondence regarding Israel-Palestine learning resources: FOI release

Published: 12 Dec 2018

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

Published:
12 Dec 2018
Correspondence regarding Israel-Palestine learning resources: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/18/03400  
Date received: 13 November 2018  
Date responded: 11 December 2018
 
Information requested
 
  • Any correspondence (emails, letters, phone calls, handwritten notes or any other documents) in 2017 or 2018 from ScoJec or any other Jewish organisation to Nicola Sturgeon or John Swinney regarding Israel-Palestine learning resources.
 
  • Any correspondence (emails, letters, phone calls, handwritten notes or any other documents) in 2017 or 2018 from teachers to Nicola Sturgeon or John Swinney regarding Israel-Palestine learning resources.  
     
Response

 

Please find attached the correspondence you have requested.

However, some of the information you have requested has been published and is available from https://www.gov.scot/publications/foi-18-03044/.  Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some of the information requested because an exemption under section 38(1)(b), personal information, of FOISA applies to some of the information requested.

This exemption applies because the information is personal data of a third party 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.

 

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