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Autism Treatment Trust meetings and communications: FOI release

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

Published:
26 Sep 2019
Autism Treatment Trust meetings and communications: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/201900003658
Date received: 2 Sep 2019
Date responded: 25 Sep 2019
Information requested

- Details of any meetings between Scottish Government (officials and/or ministers) and William Pettigrew Welsh, also known as Bill Welsh, former director of the Autism Treatment Trust
- Copies of any communications between Scottish Governments (officials and/or ministers) and William Pettigrew Welsh, also known as Bill Welsh, former director of the Autism Treatment Trust
from 24/07/2013 to date.

Response

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(s) under section s.38(1)(b) (personal information) of FOISA applies to that information. You will find personal and identifying information has been redacted from the correspondence. Similarly, some of the emails are unavailable as they have been deleted - namely any correspondence between Scottish Government and Bill Welsh to arrange the officials meeting held in June 2014; and the email from the Scottish Government to Bill Welsh following this meeting detailing the application protocol for research funding.
The answer to your question is:
- there has been 1 meeting between Scottish Government (officials and/or ministers) and William Pettigrew Welsh, also known as Bill Welsh, former director of the Autism Treatment Trust from 24/07/2013 to date
- there have been 5 instances of communications between Scottish Government (officials and/or ministers) and William Pettigrew Welsh, also known as Bill Welsh, former director of the Autism Treatment Trust from 24/07/2013 to date
Copies of these documents are attached.

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