Emails concerning Cabinet Secretary for Constitution, Europe and External Affairs: FOI release

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

Information requested

From 22 December 2020 to 29 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 at Annex A.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance, exemptions under section 38 (1) (b) (Personal Information), Section 30(b)(i) (free and frank provision of advice) and Section 30(b)(ii) of FOISA apply to some of the information requested. The reasons why this exemption applies are explained in Annex B.

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