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Correspondence regarding Margaret Ferrier MP: FOI release

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

Published:
4 Nov 2020
Correspondence regarding Margaret Ferrier MP: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000094155
Date received: 1 Oct 2020
Date responded: 29 Oct 2020
Information requested

Copies of all internal and external Scottish Government correspondence (including emails, attachments, typed or handwritten notes, letters, notes/records of phone calls, texts or instant messages, minutes of meetings, briefings or otherwise) which mention “Margaret Ferrier”. Please limit to the time period 26 September 2020 to 1 October 2020.

Copies of all Scottish Government correspondence (including emails, attachments, typed or handwritten notes, letters, notes/records of phone calls, texts or instant messages, minutes of meetings, briefings or otherwise) with Margaret Ferrier MP. Please limit to the time period 26 September 2020 to 1 October 2020.

Response

Please note, the searches conducted for this FOI request were restricted to the areas where the information was most likely to be held (all Ministerial Private offices and Special Advisers office), as a request covering all internal and external Scottish Government correspondence would have breached the cost limit set by FOISA.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide the information you have requested because an exemption under section 38(1)(b) (personal information) of FOISA applies to that information.
An exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (third party personal data) applies to the information requested because it is third party personal information and so it is subject to the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018. This exemption is not subject to the ‘public interest test’, so we are not required to consider if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption.

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Contact

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Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

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