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Correspondence with Home Office officials relating to immigration raids: FOI release

Published: 15 Jun 2021

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

Published:
15 Jun 2021
Correspondence with Home Office officials relating to immigration raids: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100202063
Date received: 14 May 2021
Date responded: 14 Jun 2021
Information requested

Copies of correspondence between Scottish Government officials and UK Home Office officials, regarding the immigration raids on Kenmure Street, Glasgow, on Thursday May 13. I'm particularly interested in forewarning of the raid - so if a timescale for correspondence needs to be applied please position this before the event.

Copies of correspondence between Scottish Government officials and UK Border Agency officials, regarding the immigration raids on Kenmure Street, Glasgow, on Thursday May 13. I'm particularly interested in forewarning of the raid - so if a timescale for correspondence needs to be applied please position this before the event.

Response

An exemption under section 17 (1)(b) Notice that information is not held applies to someone the information you have requested , this is because Scottish Government does not hold that information.

The Scottish Government were not informed of the raid in advance. This is in line with normal practice.

You may be interested in seeing the letter from the Cabinet Secretary Mr Robertson to the Home Secretary on 26 May 2021 setting out the Scottish Government's position. Attached is a copy of the letter.

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