Former First Minister allegations: FOI release

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

Information requested

"The date on which the First Minister was first notified by Sky News of allegations about Alex Salmond’s behaviour. To clarify, in her written submission to the Scottish Parliament’s Committee on the Handling of Harassment, Nicola Sturgeon stated that she was told of these allegations during November 2017 but I am requesting the exact date that she was told."


While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested. The Scottish Government does not have the information you have asked for because, having conducted adequate and proportionate searches, we have found no records within scope of your request.

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

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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
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