COP26 climate change summit policing costs: FOI release

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

Information requested

1. The memorandum of understanding between the UK Government and Scottish Government on the cost of policing the COP26 summit and how the costs will be recovered by Police Scotland.

2. Correspondence sent or received between January 2020 and August 2021 by special advisers, ministerial offices, ministers, or officials within the justice department on the topic of the aforementioned Memorandum of Understanding between the governments.


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 an exemption(s) under section(s) s.30(c) (Substantial prejudice to effective conduct of public affairs) and s.38(1)(b) (personal information of FOISA applies to that information.

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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
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