Correspondence regarding draft bill on another independence referendum: FOI release

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

Information requested

Copies of correspondence from/to and/or between members of the Constitution and Cabinet Directorate on the draft bill on another independence referendum announced in the 2020-21 Programme for Government.


Some of the information you have requested is in Annex A.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, exemptions under Section 29(1)(a) Formulation of Government Policy, Section 30(b)(ii) Free and Frank Provision of Views, Section 36(1) – legal advice and 38(1)(b) (Personal Information) of FOISA applies to some of the information requested. The reasons why these exemptions apply are explained in Annex B.

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