Communications related to when Scottish Government was first informed by UK Government of lateral flow tests being made universally available, as announced by the First Minister on Tuesday 6 April 2021.
Attached is a copy of the information requested. While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some of the information that you have requested because an exemption under section(s) 38(1) (b) – Personal data relating to a third party – applies. The reasons why that exemption applies are explained in the Annex.
ANNEX – REASONS FOR NOT PROVIDING INFORMATION
An exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA applies to some of the information that you have requested. This means that the personal information of a third party has been redacted from the information.
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.
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses.
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Central Enquiry Unit
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The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
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