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The Penrose Inquiry, correspondence between Population Health Improvement Directorate/Nicola Sturgeon: FOI review

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

Published:
15 May 2019
The Penrose Inquiry, correspondence between Population Health Improvement Directorate/Nicola Sturgeon: FOI review
FOI reference: FOI/19/00901 Review
Date received: 15 Apr 2019
Date responded: 14 May 2019
Information requested

 

All correspondence between the Population Health Improvement Directorate and Nicola Sturgeon regarding The Penrose Inquiry during the period 21st March 2015 - 31st December 2015.

 

Response

 

In your review request you asked that we only consider our application of section 30(b)(i) - Free and frank provision of advice.
I have now completed a review of our response, and have concluded that the original decision should be confirmed, with modifications. I have determined that some of the information withheld under section 30(b)(i) should have been released. I concluded that due to the passage of time, the harm test was not sufficiently met to enable us to withhold the information. Additionally, as some information is factual and some will be in the public domain, the exemption did not apply. A copy of this information is therefore included as an annex to this letter. Though some information is already available in the public domain, it is being provided here for ease of access.
An exemption under section 30(b)(i) continues to apply to some information for the reasons outlined in our initial response to your request; I have indicated where these redactions have been made in the annex below, both for s30(b)(i) and s38(i)(b).

 

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