Communications with Nil By Mouth charity: FOI release

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

Information requested

Copies of any and all letter and email communications between the members of the Scottish Government (or those civil servants, or any advisors, or any special advisors, acting on their behalf) listed below and any officers, directors or volunteers of the charity Nil By Mouth ( dated between 21st May 2021 and 5th July 2021 inclusive.


  • The First Minister
  • The Deputy First Minister
  • Cabinet Secretary for Justice
  • Minister for Public Health, Women's Health and Sport
  • The Lord Advocate


I attach a copy of most of the information you 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 exemption under section 38(1)(b) (personal information) of FOISA applies to that information. The reason why this exemption applies is explained in Annex A of this letter.

About FOI

The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at

FOI - 202100220753 - Information Released - Annex A
FOI - 202100220753 - Information Released - Annex B


Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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