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Information pertaining to the Mobilisation Recovery Group: FOI review

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

Published:
28 Oct 2021
Information pertaining to the Mobilisation Recovery Group: FOI review
FOI reference: FOI/202100235816 Review of 202100226923
Date received: 31 Aug 2021
Date responded: 28 Sep 2021
Information requested

1. The dates on which the Mobilisation Recovery Group have met in 2021 and a copy of the papers and minutes for those meetings.
2. The dates on which the Mobilisation Recovery Group has been scheduled and subsequently cancelled.
3. A copy of correspondence sent to members of the Mobilisation Recovery Group since the start of March 2021 regarding meetings of the Group.

Response

Part 1
The answer to your first question is that the Mobilisation Recovery Group met on 22 January, 12 February, 5 March, 26 March, and 16 April.

Minutes are published on the website following approval by the group. Minutes for meetings held on 22 January, 15 February, 5 March, and 26 March, available via the links below:

Mobilisation Recovery Group minutes: 22 January 2021 - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)
Mobilisation Recovery Group minutes: 12 February 2021 - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)
Mobilisation Recovery Group minutes: 5 March 2021 - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)
Mobilisation Recovery Group minutes: 26 March 2021 - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)
Mobilisation Recovery Group minutes: 16 April 2021 - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

I also attach a copy of most of the papers you requested.

Some of the papers relate to information which is now in the public domain. Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you.

Some of the data presented is Management Information (MI). This is information that is often based on administrative data used for operational purposes. It is used in the normal course of business to inform operational delivery, policy development or the management of organisational performance.

Whilst any data used goes through a process of quality assurance and an assessment of its appropriateness for use, MI is not always subject to the same level of validation and checking as Official Statistics and can often be provided very quickly, therefore MI is usually limited to internal use only and not for wider use in public.

Part 2
The answer to your second question is that all meetings scheduled to take place after Friday 16 April have been cancelled. Meetings were scheduled to take place on 5 June, 25 June, 16 July, 6 August, 27 August, 24 September, 15 October, 5 November, and 3 December.

Part 3
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 a small amount of the information requested as an exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applies to that information. This exemption applies because it is personal data of a third party, 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.

Additional information
You may also find it helpful to note that advice on plans for future governance and stakeholder engagement in support of the Care and Wellbeing Portfolio – a programme of transformational health and social care change – was shared with th Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care on Friday 20 August.

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