- 2 Mar 2020
Date received: 25 Nov 2019
Date responded: 26 Feb 2020
Any and all records held by the SG (including letters, emails, minutes and notes of meetings and telephone conversations, all since and including 23 June 2014) of the process (including any consideration of an invitational and/or public consultation process) leading to the drafting and publication of paragraphs 8 and 9 of Attachment 5. In addition to internal SG records, please provide specifically any correspondence in this connection between the SG and
- the UK Government,
- Scottish Natural Heritage, and/or
- any other persons or organisations external to the SG
irrespective of whether such parties may or may not have sought to influence the drafting of paragraphs 8 and 9 of Attachment 5.
We have given further consideration to the information previously withheld under regulation 6(1)(b) and have concluded that the information held in Annex B of document 3 can now be disclosed. I therefore enclose a copy of this information.
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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House