Correspondence regarding Scottish Conservatives policy to end rough sleeping: FOI release

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

Information requested

Copies of any correspondence (briefing, emails, letters, handwritten notes, memos, minutes of calls, minutes of meetings, attachments and/or otherwise) from and/or to civil servants and/or Special Advisers regarding the Scottish Conservatives policy to end rough sleeping by 2026.


Attached is a copy of most of the information requested.

An exemption under section s.38(1)(b) of FOISA applies to some of the information you have requested because it is the personal data of a third party i.e. names and contact details of individuals, and disclosing it would contravene the data protection principles in Article 5(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation and in section 34(1) of the Data Protection Act. This exemption is not subject to the 'public interest test', so we are not required to consider if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption.

Our aim is to provide information whenever possible. However, in this instance, some of the information you have requested is not held by the Scottish Government for the purposes of FOISA because it is held on behalf of another person. This means that, under the terms of section 3(2)(a)(i) of FOISA, we are unable to disclose it in response to your request. 

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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
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