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Correspondence regarding the draft bill for an independence referendum: FOI release

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

Published:
22 Feb 2021
Correspondence regarding the draft bill for an independence referendum: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000122177
Date received: 9 Dec 2020
Date responded: 12 Jan 2021
Information requested

Copies of all correspondence (emails, letters, hand-written notes, minutes of meetings, minutes of calls, briefings and/or otherwise) between civil servants, Special Advisors and/or the Cabinet Secretary Mike Russell regarding the publishing of the draft bill for an independence referendum outlined in the Scottish Government’s 2020-21 Programme for Government.

Response

Our searches have found three items of correspondence between civil servants, Special Advisors and/or the Cabinet Secretary regarding the publishing of the draft bill for an independence referendum outlined in the Scottish Government’s 2020-21 Programme for Government. This information is enclosed at Annex A. 

Exemptions under section 38(1)(b) (Personal Information) and Section 30(b)(i) (free and frank provision of advice) apply to some of this information. The reasons why these exemptions apply are explained in Annex B.

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