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Forced adoption inquiry requests received by the Scottish Government: FOI release

Published: 29 Oct 2020

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

Published:
29 Oct 2020
Forced adoption inquiry requests received by the Scottish Government: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000084348
Date received: 3 Sep 2020
Date responded: 29 Sep 2020
Information requested

Information regarding "forced adoptions", i.e. adoptions which took place in the 20th century prior to the 1978 Adoption (Scotland) Act. 

1. How many requests or representations has the Scottish government received from individuals or organizations for an inquiry into forced adoptions (as described above) in the last 10 years (Sept 2010-sept 2020)

2. How many requests from individuals or orgs for meetings with Scottish Government ministers or cabinet secretaries regarding forced adoptions ( as described above), or the Movement for an Adoption Apology have been received by the Scottish Government since September 2010.

3. How many of these meeting requests have been granted and attended by a government minister or cabinet secretary?

4. How many meeting requests have been granted and attended only by civil servants?

Response

1. How many requests or representations has the Scottish government received from individuals or organizations for an inquiry into forced adoptions (as described above) in the last 10 years (Sept 2010-sept 2020)

3

2. How many requests from individuals or orgs for meetings with Scottish Government ministers or cabinet secretaries regarding forced adoptions ( as described above), or the Movement for an Adoption Apology have been received by the Scottish Government since September 2010.

2

3. How many of these meeting requests have been granted and attended by a government minister or cabinet secretary?

1

4. How many meeting requests have been granted and attended only by civil servants?

0

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