- 12 Nov 2019
Date received: 12 Oct 2019
Date responded: 11 Nov 2019
‘copies of any and all correspondence (emails, typed or handwritten notes or electronic, letters, phone calls, minutes of meetings, reports, loan drawdown assurance reports, documents or otherwise) between Scottish Government ministers, senior civil servants, Scottish Government senior lawyers, and any Scottish Government wholly own agencies and the like (including but not limited to Transport for Scotland and Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited) and QI Ltd, VATIS Ltd, Luke van Beek, and all other special advisers to the Scottish Government on the topic of the various loans made by the Scottish Government to Ferguson Shipyard/Ferguson Marine Engineering Limited/Jim McColl (including but not limited to the project poseidon commercial loan) between 09 March 2019 and the date of appointment of Joint Administrators of Ferguson Shipyard/Ferguson Marine Engineering Limited on 16 August 2019.’
We conducted a search of our records and the information we hold matching the specific parameters of your request is attached.
You may wish to note that the Scottish Government does not hold correspondence or other information on behalf of Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL). Requests for information held by CMAL can be
directed through the mailbox FOI@cmassets.co.uk.
An exemption under section 27(1) of FOISA applies to some the information requested because we intend to publish that information within 12 weeks of the date of your request. We consider that it is reasonable to withhold the information until that date, rather than release some this information before the planned publication date. This exemption refers to the note mentioned in the attached email exchange.
Exemptions under FOISA apply to some of the information we do hold. Further explanation regarding the applied exemptions have been included in the annex to this letter.
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