Official meeting with Homes for Scotland 31 October 2019: FOI release

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

Information requested

Derek McKay meeting with Homes For Scotland Nicola Barclay on 31 October 2019.

Details being sought include:
1. Pre meeting briefing(s)
2. Agenda
3. Venue and list of attendees
4. Minutes or notes from meeting
5. Post meeting action points


1. Please see attached Annex A.
2. No agenda.
3. Please see attached Annex A/B.
4. Please see attached Annex B.
5. Please see attached Annex B.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some of the information you have requested because exemptions under section 38(1)(b) (personal information) and section 29(1)(a) (formulation or development of government policy) of FOISA apply to that information. Where this is the case, the text has been marked '[REDACTED]'.

Section 29(1)(a) (formulation or development of government policy) is subject to the public interest test. Therefore, taking account of all the circumstances of this case, we have considered if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemptions. We have found that, on balance, the public interest lies in favour of upholding the exemptions.

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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
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