Letter regarding teachers’ pay, drafts and related material: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/18/03628  
Date received: 5 December 2018 
Date responded: 17 January 2019
Information requested
In relation to the letter co-signed by John Swinney MSP and Councillor Gail MacGregor regarding teachers’ pay (referred to below as ‘the letter’).

Please release the following:

1. Copies of any drafts of the letter.

2. All communications, internal and external, in which the letter is discussed (NB this would include responses received by the government after the letter had been issued).

3. Any other relevant material (such as briefings, notes of meetings etc.) relating to the letter.
I enclose a copy of most of the information you have requested.

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 exemptions under section(s) S38(1)(a) and (b) Personal data relating to third party of FOISA apply to all information.
The reasons why these exemptions apply are explained below.
Reasons for not providing information
An exemption applies.

An exemption(s) under section 38(1)(a) and (b) of FOISA applies to some of the information you have requested because it is personal data or third party, i.e. names/contact details of individuals, and disclosing it would contravene the data protection principles in Schedule 1 to the Data Protection Act 1998.
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foi-18-03628 Information requested part 1
foi-18-03628 Information requested part 2


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 

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