Short Life Working Group report: FOI release

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

Information requested

The final report from the Short Life Working Group if there was one. Otherwise minutes of meetings.


It might be useful at this stage to provide a bit of extra information around the short life working group and its next stages. The final report is still being drafted, and it is our intention to publish this within the next 12 weeks. As a result I am not able to provide you with the final report from the Short Life Working Group.

I have attached copies of minutes of meetings. It is our intention to publish these papers in a more navigable format, utilising the government's groups website - however we are currently prioritising website updates for coronavirus related information and it would not be possible to meet the FOI timeline given the volume of papers. 

You may also be interested to review the Government's response to FOI 202100198151 which is related to the SLWG and will publish the same time as this response.

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