Change of policy or practice regarding working alone with Ministers: FOI release

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

Information requested

"clarify if those made aware of a change of policy or practice, whereby female members of Scottish Government staff were not to be alone with Alex Salmond, included Nicola Sturgeon and/ or any other current or former Minister or their Special Advisor."


While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested. The Scottish Government does not have the information you have asked for because having undertaken adequate and proportionate searches relevant to your request, we did not locate any recorded information falling within the scope of that request.

This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.

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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
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