All reports and correspondence, including letters and emails, on the Scottish Government’s plans for a state owned energy company, since Nicola Sturgeon announced the plans in 2017.
1. Please provide the full costs of spending on work towards this, by the Scottish Government, since that point.
2. Please also state how many government employees have worked on it during that time
Attached is a copy of all the information requested.
Some of the information you have requested has been released through parliamentary questions in the attached pdf. . Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you.
An exemption(s) under section(s) section 38 1 (b) of FOISA applies to some the information you have requested. This relates to the personal details of individuals mentioned in the documents. These details have been redacted.
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.
An exemption(s) under section(s) section 27 1 of FOISA applies to some the information you have requested. This relates to information schedules for publication.
This exemption is subject to the 'public interest test'. Therefore, taking account of all the circumstances of this case, we have considered if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption. We have found that, on balance, the public interest lies in favour of upholding the exemption. We recognise that there is some public interest in release in order to promote open and transparent government. However, this is outweighed by the public interest in this document's released with additional context provided by supporting documents. This will be published within the next 12 weeks.
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses.
Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
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