Communication regarding Gender Recognition Act Reform consultation: FOI release

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

Information requested

Gender Recognition Act Reform consultation which closed in March 2020

Please provide any records you hold, including any records made of meetings or conversations, of exchanges between officials about the content of any material submitted by the organisation under contract to undertake an analysis of the above consultation, and any documents which record any discussion of the timing of the consultation analysis report, whether involving officials or Ministers


Attached is a copy of some of the information requested. Some of the information you requested was covered in response to the freedom of Information request FOI/202100222973, please refer to the response to FOI/202100222973 for information relevant to your request.

Reasons for not providing information
An exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA applies to some of the information you have requested, because it is personal data of a third party, in that it consists of personal information that may identify an individual and disclosing it would contravene the data protection principles in Article 5(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation and in section 34(1) of the Data Protection Act 2018.

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.

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

FOI202100222980 - Information released


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

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

Back to top