First Minister overseas meetings with EU officials: FOI Appeal

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

Information requested

Request 202000043369
Please supply the records of the First Minister's overseas meetings with EU officials from May 2016 to December 2019. The records should include what was discussed.  Not just dates and names.

Review request 202000057631
I wish to challenge the FOI exemption that is being applied (s32(1)(a)(ii) of FOISA) and request a review of application of this exemption by a senior official and subsequent withholding of information.

I believe there is an overriding public interest requirement for the information to be published in full.


I have received decision 206/2021 from the Scottish Information Commissioner, which relates to your FOI request (202000043369/57631) for the records of the First Minister's overseas meetings with EU officials between May 2016 and December 2019.

I now attach a copy of the information previously withheld in document 1 to this case, which is in full compliance with the Commissioner’s decision.

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FOI - 202000057631 - Information Released - Annex


Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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