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Movement for an Adoption Apology: FOI release

Published: 18 Aug 2020

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

18 Aug 2020
Movement for an Adoption Apology: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000055057
Date received: 1 Jul 2020
Date responded: 27 Aug 2020
Information requested

Copies of any correspondence to and from Ministers, SpAds and civil servants regarding the Movement for an Adoption Apology, mother and baby homes, or forced adoptions within the time period October 2015 to June 2020.


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 under section 29(1)(a) (formulation or development of government policy) of FOISA applies to that information. The reasons why this exemption applies is explained in the Annex to this letter. Additional information has also been redacted from some of the correspondence as it could led to the identification of specific individuals.

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