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Media illicitly receiving confidential papers investigation regarding former First Minister: FOI release

Published: 16 Dec 2019
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Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
16 Dec 2019
Media illicitly receiving confidential papers investigation regarding former First Minister: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/201900008244
Date received: 1 Dec 2019
Date responded: 16 Dec 2019
Information requested

You asked:

"Has the Scottish Parliament Policing Unit or other branches of Police Scotland investigated the media illicitly receiving confidential papers relating to the alleged sexual misconduct of Alex Salmond.

The news desk of The Daily Record received these papers and published 24 AUG 2018.

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/alex-salmond-sex-assault-allegations-13130521"

Response

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.

This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested because Scottish Government does not hold any information about whether the Scottish Parliament Policing Unit or other branches of Police Scotland investigated the media illicitly receiving confidential papers relating to the alleged sexual misconduct of Alex Salmond.

However, you may wish to contact Police Scotland at foi@scotland.pnn.police.uk or the Scottish Parliament, who may be able to help you. The Scottish Parliament has a dedicated Police Unit that can be contacted on PoliceUnit@parliament.scot.

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