- 12 May 2021
Date received: 15 Mar 2021
Date responded: 14 Apr 2021
1) Any and all internal correspondence including emails, instant messaging, texts, emails relating to FOI Request: 202000092009.
I have concluded that the original decision should be confirmed with modifications.
I consider that sections 30(b)(ii) (free and frank exchange of views for the purposes of deliberation) and 30(c) (effective conduct of public affairs) should not have been applied to some of the information, and should be released. The original response has been updated with this information and is attached at Annex A.
I considered that the disclosure of some of this information would not have a substantial inhibiting effect on the exchange on views or substantial prejudice on the effective conduct of public affairs.
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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House