- 24 Mar 2021
Date received: 4 Nov 2020
Date responded: 3 Dec 2020
Information related to the proposal for the period between 29 November 2019 and 3 November 2020:
(a) all internal communications between Scottish Government officials
(b) all communications between officials and Scottish Ministers;
(c) all communications between Ministers (c) all notes of meetings (virtual or otherwise) or telephone calls
Please find a copy of all of the information you requested.
Due to the size of the files we are unable to upload the documents referred to above. If you wish to consider, please contact us at the address below and we will be happy to provide them.
An exception under regulation 11(2) of the EIRs (personal information) applies to some of the information requested because it is personal data of a third party 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 exception 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 exception.
Also some the information presented to you covers an exception under regulation 10(4)(d) (material in the course of completion). As this data details matters out with your specific request, (eg. a different case, we have deemed this data out of scope of this request and it has been withheld.
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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House