Correspondence relating to Cabinet Secretary for Health letter dated June 2018: FOI release

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

Information requested

Documents, discussions & communications relating to a letter from The Cabinet Secretary for Health (Shona obison) to the Deputy First Minister (John Swinney) dated 13 June 2018 with reference 2018/0016281. 

And information contained in:

  • Any discussions, communications & documents between Ms Robison, Mr Swinney, the Scottish Government & anyone acting on their behalf in relation to this letter & subjects discussed,
  • And discussions, communications & documents shared with other agencies including NHS Grampian and other related NHS agencies and any other public body in connection with the subjects discussed in this letter,
  • Whether any legal advice & cost of such legal advice was commissioned, requested, obtained (and who commissioned/requested/obtained any legal advice) on subjects discussed in this letter,
  • And who gave any legal advice - law firm/counsel/legal source - their identity,
  • In relation to all subjects discussed and referred to within the content of this letter.


Attached is a copy of all information requested.

The answer to your question is that no related legal advice was obtained.

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