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Correspondence relating to Scottish Information Commissioner appeal Decision Notice 083/2021: FOI Appeal

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


Information requested

1. Any and all internal and external correspondence including emails, letters, WhatsApp messages, Signal messages, text messages relating to government business from officials, ministers, and special advisers and any other interested party relating to the consideration of the Scottish Information Commissioner appeal which resulted in decision 083/2021 between December 1, 2020 and 27 May, 2021.

2. Any and all internal and external correspondence including emails, letters, WhatsApp messages, Signal messages, text messages relating to government business from officials, ministers, and special advisers and any other interested party relating to the consideration of how to respond to the SIC decision notice 083/2021 post-May 27.

Response

I am writing to advise that following your appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner, we have now given further consideration to the information held within the scope of your request for:

1. Any and all internal and external correspondence including emails, letters, WhatsApp messages, Signal messages, text messages relating to government business from officials, ministers, and special advisers and any other interested party relating to the consideration of the Scottish Information Commissioner appeal which resulted in decision 083/2021 between December 1, 2020 and 27 May, 2021.

2. Any and all internal and external correspondence including emails, letters, WhatsApp messages, Signal messages, text messages relating to government business from officials, ministers, and special advisers and any other interested party relating to the consideration of how to respond to the SIC decision notice 083/2021 post-May 27.

I have determined that some further information can be disclosed in the documents previously provided to you in our response of 14 September 2021 (documents 73 and 90). In addition, I have identified one further document which, subject to the redaction of personal data under section 38(1)(b) can also be disclosed. A copy of this information is attached.

About FOI

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.

FOI - 202100242352 - Information Released - Annex

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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