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Safer drug consumption room correspondence with UK Home Office: FOI release

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

Published:
16 Aug 2019
Safer drug consumption room correspondence with UK Home Office: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/19/01755
Date received: 15 Aug 2019
Date responded: 14 Aug 2019
Information requested

You asked for all correspondence (including letters and emails) from the past two years between Scottish Government ministers / officials and the UK Home Office on the subject of a safer consumption facility/drug consumption room) in Glasgow.

Response

I enclose a copy of all of the information you requested.

An exemption applies

Section 38(1)(b) – applicant has asked for personal data of a third party

An exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applies to small amount of the information requested because it is personal data of a third party, i.e. names and contact details of individuals and disclosing it would contravene the data protection principles in Article 5(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation and in section 34(1) of the Data Protection Act 2018. 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.

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