Local authorities’ postponement of funded childcare hours: FOI release

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

Information requested

All internal correspondence or documentation (including emails, attachments, typed or handwritten notes, letters, notes/records of phone calls, texts or instant messages, minutes of meetings, briefings or otherwise) relating to the postponement of the August 2020 deadline for local authorities' to deliver 1140 funded childcare hours. I would like this information from 15 March 2020 to 05 April 2020.


I have provided an overview of key points in decision making at Annex A, including links to publically accessible documents.

Under section 25(1) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA), we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you. If, however, you do not have internet access to obtain this information from the websites listed, then please contact me again and I will send you a paper copy. 

I enclose some of the information you requested in Annex B. While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some of the information you requested because exemptions under FOISA apply. The reasons why those exemptions apply are explained in Annex C.

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FOI-202000040340 - Information released (a)
FOI-202000040340 - Information released (b)


Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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