Correspondence with Cabinet Secretary for Constitution, Europe and External Affairs including the term ‘no deal’: FOI release

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

Information requested

From 15 December 2020 to 22 December 2020:

Copies of all emails from/to Michael Russell including the term ‘no deal’. This can be in the subject header, body of the email, attachment to the email and/or otherwise.


The information you have requested is enclosed with this letter and at Annex A of this letter.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance, exemptions under section 38 (1) (b) (Personal Information) of FOISA apply to some of the information requested. The reasons why this exemption applies are explained in Annex B of this letter.

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