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Correspondence between Cabinet Secretary for Constitution, External Affairs and Culture and UK Government: FOI release

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


Information requested

  • How many meetings (virtual or in person) has Angus Robertson, Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, External Affairs and Culture, had with representatives of the UK Government and the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office since his appointment to date? Please provide minutes for any relevant meetings including other attendees. I would like details on meetings with either elected members, members of the UK Government, or officials.
  • How much correspondence (letters, emails, texts, calls or otherwise) has Angus Robertson exchanged with the UK Government and the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office since his appointment to date? Please provide copies of any correspondence.

Response

I attach a copy of some of the information you requested. This encompasses letters, text messages and meeting minutes. No correspondence within scope is held in the form of emails directly from or to the Cabinet Secretary.

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 exemptions under sections 29(i) (the formulation or development of government policy), 30(b)(ii) (the free and frank exchange of views for the purposes of deliberation), 30(c) (the effective conduct of public affairs), 33(2)(b) (the financial interests of a UK administration) and 38 (Personal information) of FOISA apply to that information. The reasons why these exemptions apply are explained in Annex A to this letter.

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Contact

Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG

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