Information regarding meetings with Oil & Gas UK: FOI release

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

Information requested

According to the Scottish Parliament’s lobbying register, the then energy minister, Paul Wheelhouse, had a video conference with officials from Oil & Gas UK on 8 September 2020 to discuss the North Sea transition deal. The register also reports that the same topic was discussed at a video meeting between Oil and Gas UK and the finance secretary, Kate Forbes, on 10 September 2020. Could the Scottish Government please supply copies of any minutes, notes, emails, recordings or any other recorded information relating to those two meetings.


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Please note that an exemption under section 40 of FOISA applies to some of the information you have requested, namely the names of Scottish Government officials.

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