Workplace parking levy or car park tax correspondence: FOI release

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

Information requested

Any correspondence (letters, emails or otherwise) in 2019 from members of the public to Nicola Sturgeon on the topic of the workplace parking levy or car park tax.


In response to your request I enclose a copy of the information you requested in a PDF format, outlined below. Where the information provided is in a broader document we have retained only the information that is in scope.

Annex Date of Correspondence Type of Correspondence
Annex A 31/01/2019 Email - contribution
Annex B 06/02/2019 Email
Annex C 07/02/2019 Email
Annex D 08/02/2019 Email
Annex E 09/02/2019 Email
Annex F 12/02/2019 Email
Annex G 13/02/2019 Email
Annex H 17/02/2019 Email
Annex I 02/03/2019 Email
Annex J 07/03/2019 Email
Annex K 27/03/2019 Email
Annex L 25/04/2019 Letter
Annex M 10/05/2019 Email
Annex N 20/06/2019 Email
Annex O 10/10/2019 Email
Annex P 10/10/2019 Email
Annex Q 11/10/2019 Email
Annex R 11/10/2019 Email
Annex S 14/10/2019 Email
Annex T 15/10/2019 Email
Annex U 16/10/2019 Email
Annex V 17/10/2019 Email
Annex W 19/10/2019 Email
Annex X 11/10/2019 Email
Annex Y 11/10/2019 Email
Annex Z 11/10/2019 Email
Annex AA 16/10/2019 Email
Annex AB 29/10/2019 Email cc’d
Annex AC 01/02/2019 Email
Annex AD 17/10/2019 Email

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 exemptions under Section 38(1)(b) (personal information) of FOISA apply to that information. The reasons why the exemptions apply are explained in the Annex to this letter.

Annex - Reasons for not providing information
Section 38(1)(b) - personal data of a third party

An exemption under Section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applies the information requested because it is personal data of a third party. 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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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
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