Homes For Scotland Annual Conference November 2019: FOI release

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

Information requested

Details of the event attended by the Minister for Housing and Local Government Kevin Stewart, and then Finance Cabinet Secretary at the Homes For Scotland Annual Conference on 13 November 2019.

Details being sought include:

1. Pre meeting briefing(s)
2. Any speech or pre-prepared words
3. Agenda
4. Venue and list of attendees
5. Minutes or notes from meeting
6. Post meeting action points
7. Cost of any dinner/lunch provided and who paid for it


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

1. See Attachment A
2. See Attachment B
3. See Attachment A. The full agenda for the day was published online and can be found at HFS CONFERENCE PROGRAMME WEB v5.pdf ( Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you.
4. See attachments A and C
5. No minutes or notes
6. No post meeting action points

Exemptions under sections 38(1)(b) (personal information), and 29(1)(a) (formulation or development of government policy) of FOISA applies to a small section of some of the information you have requested.

Where this is the case, the text has been marked [REDACTED], or [REDACTED - formulation or development of government policy].

In relation to part 7 of your request (details of the cost of any dinner/lunch and who paid for it), we do not have this information as the event was not hosted by the Scottish Government. This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.

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FOI - 202100228787 - Attachment A
FOI - 202100228787 - Attachment B
FOI - 202100228787 - Attachment C


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

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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