Correspondence regarding New Fire and Smoke Alarm Standard parliamentary questions: FOI release

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

Information requested

"Please provide all correspondence and handling notes regarding the preparation of the answers to parliamentary questions concerning the New Fire and Smoke Alarm Standard lodged in from July 2020 to October 2020. This should include the questions:

  • Question S5W-27315
  • Question S5W-31126
  • Question S5W-31910
  • Question S5W-32521
  • Question S5W-32559
  • Question S5W-31224"


I attach a copy of all of the information you requested.

This consists of background notes drafted for the responses to these PQs, and in two cases where they exist, emails between officials on the drafting of these PQs. Please note that the background note for PQ S5W-27315 is included although it was lodged on 6 February 2020 and outside of the period your requested. In addition, documents for the following Parliamentary Questions, lodged in September and October 2020, have been included -

  • S5O-04718
  • S5W-32793
  • S5W-32648
  • S5W-32579
  • S5W-31909

All documents have been redacted to remove the names, phone numbers and emails of officials.

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