- 28 May 2019
Date received: 19 Apr 2019
Date responded: 22 May 2019
You requested for information relating to the development of Rule 73 (publication of decisions) of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland (Practice and Procedure) Rules 2005.
The reasons why these exemptions apply are explained in the Annex B to this letter.
Notes on Annex A
- The information within the scope of your request includes drafts of the Rule itself (often present in a full draft of all Rules), direct discussion of the Rule in question and discussion of the Rules as a whole (as this includes the Rule in question). I have not included incidental information unrelated to the development of the Rule in question as this is outwith the scope of the request – I have labelled these redactions as such. Where information is within scope of your request but covered by an exemption, I have redacted this. The exemptions are explained in more detail Annex B.
- While some documents (such as external consultation responses) have previously been released in full as part of other FOI requests, I have included only the information within scope in the interests of providing a clearer response.
- Throughout the drafting process, the numbering of specific Rules changes but I have taken account of this in my response by only providing information on the relevant Rule.
- For redaction due to exemption under 36(1) of FOISA or because information is outwith the scope of your request, I have noted the reason for this. Any redaction without a reason given relates to S.38(1)(b), personal information of a third party, as explained in Annex B.
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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House