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Correspondence relating to the sale of Prestwick Airport: FOI release

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


Information requested

1. All correspondence, dates, memos, emails, letters and unofficial notes between Infrantil and the Scottish Government about the £1 sale of Prestwick Airport between 2012-13 and were these meetings minuted official meetings?

2. All correspondence, dates, memos, emails, letters and unofficial notes between Infrantil and the former First Minister Alex Salmond about the £1 sale of Prestwick Airport between 2012-13 and were these meetings minuted official meetings?

Response

1. Attached is a copy of some 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 you have requested because an exemption under section 38(1)(b) (Personal Details) of FOISA applies to that information. The reason why this exemption applies is explained in the Annex.

Below if a copy of a table listing of the meetings that took place between Transport Scotland and Infratil.

1st October 2013

Meeting with Infratil and Transport Scotland Officials on Prestwick Airport.

3rd October 2013

Meeting with Infratil and Transport Scotland Officials on Prestwick Airport.

7th October 2013

Meeting with Infratil and Transport Scotland Officials on Prestwick Airport.

10th October 2013

Meeting with Infratil and Transport Scotland Officials on Prestwick Airport; Principals Group.

14th October 2013

Meeting with Infratil and Transport Scotland Officials on Prestwick Airport; Advisory Group.

17th October 2013

Meeting with Infratil and Transport Scotland Officials on Prestwick Airport; Principals Conference Call.

24th October 2013

Meeting with Infratil and Transport Scotland Officials on Prestwick Airport; Principals Conference Call.

29th October 2013

Transport Scotland-chaired project board meeting on Prestwick Airport meeting.

31st October 2013

Meeting with Infratil and Transport Scotland Officials on Prestwick Airport; Principals Conference Call.

6th November 2013

Meeting with Infratil and Transport Scotland Officials on Prestwick Airport; Principals meeting.

7th November 2013

Meeting with Infratil and Transport Scotland Officials on Prestwick Airport; Principals conference call.

15th November 2013

Audio conference call between Infratil and Transport Scotland Officials .

16th November 2013

Audio conference call between Infratil and Transport Scotland Officials.

17th November 2013

Audio conference call between Infratil and Transport Scotland Officials.

18th November 2013

Audio conference call between Infratil and Transport Scotland Officials.

19th November 2013

Audio conference call between Infratil and Transport Scotland Officials.

20th November 2013

Audio conference call between Infratil and Transport Scotland Officials.

2. While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested. The reasons why we don’t have the information are explained in the Annex.

Annex
Reasons for not providing information


1. An exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applies to some of the information requested because it is personal data of a third party, i.e. names and contact details of individuals, and disclosing this would contravene the data protection principles on Schedule 1 of the Data Protection Act 1998. 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.

2. This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.

The Scottish Government does not have the information you have asked for because no meetings took place between Alex Salmond and Infratil.

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Contact

Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG

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