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Shielding consultation: FOI release

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

12 Aug 2020
Shielding consultation: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000048569
Date received: 17 Jun 2020
Date responded: 17 Jul 2020
Information requested

1. The Scottish Government email dated 5 June 2020 with the subject ‘Shielding -next steps-question set for stakeholder organisations’.
2. Responses to this email, including attachments, from the stakeholder organisations contacted.


I enclose a copy of most of the information you requested (attached).

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) 30(c) – substantial prejudice to the effective conduct of public affairs in relation to communications with external stakeholders – of FOISA applies to that information. The reasons why that exemption(s) applies are explained in the 'Response (with Annex)' attachment.
We have also redacted emails under Section 38(1)(b) Personal Data relating to Third Party.

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