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2021 Scottish Parliamentary elections correspondence: FOI release

Published: 16 Mar 2021

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

16 Mar 2021
2021 Scottish Parliamentary elections correspondence: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100140697
Date received: 20 Jan 2021
Date responded: 17 Feb 2021
Information requested

From 1 August 2020 to present:

Copies of all correspondence (emails, texts, whatsapp message, briefings, memos, notes, handwritten notes, minutes of calls, minutes of meetings and/or otherwise) from and/or to Special Advisors and/or civil servants regarding using the 2021 Scottish Parliamentary elections as a mandate for independence.


We have identified one item of information in scope of your request which is attached in Annex A of this letter.

An exemption under Section 38(i)(b) (Personal Information) of FOISA applies to some of the information requested. The reasons why this exemption applies is explained in Annex B of this letter.

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