Correspondence from hospitality industry business owners and employees: FOI release

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

Information requested

Between 7 October and 9 October 2020 how many letters, emails or other forms of correspondence were received by the Scottish Government and/or Scottish Government Ministers (Including Nicola Sturgeon) from anyone identifying as an business owner or employee in the hospitality industry?

Please provide copies of this correspondence where it exists.


We have identified six emails or other forms of correspondence from people identifying as business owners or employees in the hospitality industry within the timescale specified.

I attach a copy of the correspondence.

An exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applies to small amount of the information requested because it is personal data of a third party, i.e. names/contact details of individuals, and disclosing it would contravene the data protection principles in Article 5(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation and in section 34(1) of 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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