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Representations made by MPs/MSPs regarding the 2019-20 Scottish Government budget: FOI release

Published: 12 Mar 2019

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

Published:
12 Mar 2019
Representations made by MPs/MSPs regarding the 2019-20 Scottish Government budget: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/19/00440
Date received: 12 Feb 2019
Date responded: 11 Mar 2019
Information requested

 

Details of representations made by Ronnie Cowan MP in writing, or in meetings with Ministers and officials, regarding the 2019-20 Scottish Government budget; and

Details of representations made by Stuart McMillan MSP in writing, or in meetings with Ministers and officials, regarding the 2019-20 Scottish Government budget.

 

Response

 

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

 

ANNEX
REASONS FOR NOT PROVIDING INFORMATION

An exemption applies.

An exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applies to a small amount of the information requested because it is personal data of a third party, ie the names and contact details of an individual or 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.

 

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foi-19-00440 Information requested

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Contact

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