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Correspondence regarding polling by Ipsos Mori/STV News: FOI release

Published: 4 Dec 2020
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Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
4 Dec 2020
Correspondence regarding polling by Ipsos Mori/STV News: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000098657
Date received: 15 Oct 2020
Date responded: 12 Nov 2020
Information requested

You asked for details on:

Any Scottish Government emails from 11-15 October 2020 (inclusive), either internal or external, concerning polling by Ipsos Mori/STV News or news inquiries or news coverage related to this polling. Please also include attachments to these emails.

Any briefings or notes provided to Scottish Government Ministers, electronic or on paper, from 11-15 October 2020 (inclusive), concerning polling by Ipsos Mori/STV News or news inquiries or news coverage related to this polling. Please also include any replies by Ministers or their Special Advisers.

Records of any phone calls made from or received by Scottish Government phones (landlines or mobiles) from 11-15 October 2020 (inclusive), concerning polling by Ipsos Mori/STV News or news inquiries or news coverage related to this polling.

Copies of any SMS or WhatsApp messages sent by Scottish Government special advisers from 11-14 October 2020 (inclusive) concerning polling by Ipsos Mori/STV News or news inquiries or news coverage related to this polling.

Response

Response to your request – question 1

I enclose a copy of all of the information you requested. Please see Annex A (attached) for details.

Response to your request – question 2

I enclose a copy of all of the information you requested. Please see Annex B (attached) for details.

Response to your request – questions 3 and 4

The Scottish Government does not have the information you have asked for because there are no records of phone calls made or received by Scottish Government phones (landlines or mobiles) between 11 and 15 October 2020 (inclusive), nor any SMS or WhatsApp messages sent by Scottish Government special advisers between 11 and 14 October 2020 (inclusive) regarding the Ipsos MORI/STV News poll.

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

You may wish to note that when searching for information held in relation to this request, our searches were limited to the Directorate for Constitution and Cabinet, the First Minister’s Policy and Delivery Unit, Communications (News) and Strategic Analysis Team of the Scottish Government. This is due to the breadth of the request and, consequently, because these are the areas that have responsibility for relevant policy, media and analytical issues and therefore the most likely to hold any relevant information.

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FOI/202000098657 - Annexes

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Contact

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

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