Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills confidence motion correspondence: FOI release

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

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correspondence from members of the public to either the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP, or the Cabinet Secretary for Education & Skills, John Swinney MSP, regarding the no confidence motion against Mr Swinney that was debated on 13 August from 09 August 2020 to 14 August 2020.


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