- 12 Mar 2021
Date received: 27 Oct 2020
Date responded: 18 Nov 2020
Copies of any emails, letters or other forms of correspondence received by Nicola Sturgeon from Scottish National Party MSPs in the past three months on the topic of support for businesses and the economy.
I can confirm that we have identified a number of relevant documents in relation to your request. These documents have been listed in ‘Supporting Document 1 – SNP Correspondence’.
You will note that certain information has been redacted and I can confirm that this has been done under section 38 of FOISA. (Further information regarding this section can be found in Annex A).
REASONS FOR NOT PROVIDING INFORMATION
Section 38(1)(b) – Personal data
This exemption applies to some of the information requested because it is personal data of a third party, i.e. names and contact details, 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.
LIST OF DOCUMENTS SUPPLIED
‘Supporting Document 1 - SNP Correspondence’: Attached in response email.
‘Supporting Document 2 - Annex D Attachment’: Attached in response email.
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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House