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Correspondence regarding timing of publishing referendums bill: FOI release

Published: 9 Feb 2021

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

Published:
9 Feb 2021
Correspondence regarding timing of publishing referendums bill: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000096516
Date received: 8 Oct 2020
Date responded: 5 Nov 2020
Information requested

From 1 September 2020 to present:

Copies of correspondence (emails, texts, minutes of calls, memos, minutes of meetings and/or otherwise) between civil servants and/or Special Advisors and/or Scottish Government Cabinet members on the timing of publishing the referendums bill.

Response

Some of the information you have requested is attached in Annex A of this letter.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, exemptions under Sections 30(b)(ii) Free and Frank Provision of Views, Section 36(1) – legal advice and 38(1)(b) (Personal Information) of FOISA applies to some of the information requested. The reasons why these exemptions apply are explained in Annex B of this letter.

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