You asked for the following:
• All correspondence between Christine Grahame MSP and the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport.
• How many times have representatives from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport's office met with Christine Grahame MSP and when did these meetings occur?
• The minutes of all meetings between Christine Grahame MSP and representatives from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport.
• All correspondence between members of Christine Grahame MSP's office and the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport's office.
I enclose a copy of some of the information you requested.
Thank you for clarifying that your request related to the current Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, Jeane Freeman MSP.
To confirm, no meetings have taken place between representatives of the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport and Christine Grahame MSP's office.
Please note that an exemption applies - see the annex for details.
REASONS FOR NOT PROVIDING INFORMATION
An exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applies to all of the information requested because it is personal data of a third party, ie names I contact details of individuals, and disclosing it would contravene the data protection principles in Article 5(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation and in section 34(1) of the Data Protection Act 2018. 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.
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses.
Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
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