- 25 Jul 2019
Date received: 11 Jul 2019
Date responded: 24 Jul 2019
You requested the following information:
Has any (a) Scottish Government officials and (b) Scottish Government Ministers had any meetings or conversations with members of a foreign Government regarding the creation of a Social Security Agency and the implementation of benefits between January and March 2018?
All of the information you have requested is available on the Scottish Government website (https://www.gov.scot/publications/ministerial-engagements-travel-and-gifts-january-2018/) and under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you.
However, you will want to note that whilst it is a nil for Scottish Government officials, there were two meetings held by the former Minister for Social Security, Ms Freeman, with members of the Irish government in Dublin in January 2018.
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses.
Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House