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Heathrow Airport expansion - correspondence: FOI release

Published: 6 Jun 2019

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

Published:
6 Jun 2019
Heathrow Airport expansion - correspondence: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/19/01263
Date received: 15 May 2019
Date responded: 5 Jun 2019
Information requested

You asked for: 

1. Details of any meetings (minutes, diary appointments, or otherwise) in 2019 between Scottish Government Ministers relating to the expansion of Heathrow Airport. (FoI/19/01263)

2. Any correspondence (letters, emails or otherwise) addressed to (a) Nicola Sturgeon (b) Derek Mackay (c) Michael Matheson (d) Fiona Hyslop on the expansion of Heathrow Airport in 2019. (FoI/19/01264)

3. Any correspondence (letters, emails or otherwise) between Scottish Government Ministers on the expansion of Heathrow Airport in 2019. (FoI/19/01265)

4. Any correspondence (letters, emails or otherwise) sent by (a) Nicola Sturgeon (b) Derek Mackay (c) Michael Matheson (d) Fiona Hyslop on the expansion of Heathrow Airport in 2019. (FoI/19/01266)

Response

FoI/19/01264 and FoI/19/01266

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

FoI/19/01263 and FoI/19/01265  

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested. The reasons why we don’t have the information are explained in the Annex to this letter.

Reasons for not providing information - Annex
FoI/19/01264 and FoI/19/01266

An exemption under section s.38(1)(b) of FOISA applies to some of the information you have requested as this relates to personal information. 

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. 

FoI/19/01263 and FoI/19/01265
The Scottish Government does not have the information you have asked for as we have no responsibility for the expansion of Heathrow Airport.  

This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.  

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Contact

Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
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