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Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Bill correspondence with Police Scotland: FOI release

Published: 12 Jun 2019

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

Published:
12 Jun 2019
Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Bill correspondence with Police Scotland: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/201900001532
Date received: 10 May 2019
Date responded: 10 Jun 2019
Information requested

You asked for the following information:

What discussions or correspondence has the Minister for Children and Young People, Maree Todd MSP, had with Police Scotland regarding the Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Bill?

What discussions or correspondence has the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Humza Yousaf MSP, had with Police Scotland regarding the Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Bill?

Response

I enclose a copy of the information you requested at Annex A.

However, some names and contact details have been redacted because an exemption under section 38(1)(b) (personal data) applies to that information. This exemption applies because the information is personal data of a third party and disclosing it would contravene the data protection principles in Schedule 1 to the Data Protection Act 1998. 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.

The Cabinet Secretary for Justice did not have any discussions or correspondence with Police Scotland.

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