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Information regarding Ferguson's shipyard: FOI release

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


Information requested

I would like to request the following information about Ferguson's shipyard, Port Glasgow.

1. The total number of employees in the yard.
2. The number of Directors on the management board.
3. The number of managers employed by the yard.
4. The number of foremen in the yard.
5. The number of tradesmen and women in the yard.
6. The number of ancillary employees in the yard.

Response

The answers to your questions are as follows:

1. The total number of employees in the yard.
We do not hold the information you have requested, however the latest number we have on file as of 24 September 2021 is 470 employees.

There is also an FOI response published on Ferguson Marine’s website stating there was been 471 employees of 1 June 2021 - foi-reponse-donald-scott-140621_redacted.pdf (fergusonmarine.com)

For the latest information on this matter, I would advise that you contact Ferguson Marine directly at FOI@fergusonmarine.com

This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.

2. The number of Directors on the management board.

There are 8 individuals listed as on the Ferguson Marine (Port Glasgow) Board on their website – Board of Directors | Ferguson Marine

3. The number of managers employed by the yard.

For the latest information on this matter, I would advise that you contact Ferguson Marine directly at FOI@fergusonmarine.com. This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.

4. The number of foremen in the yard.

For the latest information on this matter, I would advise that you contact Ferguson Marine directly at FOI@fergusonmarine.com. This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.

4. The number of foremen in the yard.

For the latest information on this matter, I would advise that you contact Ferguson Marine directly at FOI@fergusonmarine.com. This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.

6. The number of ancillary employees in the yard.

For the latest information on this matter, I would advise that you contact Ferguson Marine directly at FOI@fergusonmarine.com. This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested. The reasons why we don’t have some of the information you have requested are explained in the Annex A.

ANNEX A
REASONS FOR NOT PROVIDING INFORMATION

The Scottish Government does not have some of the information

Ferguson Marine (Port Glasgow) Limited is a company wholly owned by the holding company known as Ferguson Marine (Port Glasgow) Holdings Limited, which itself is owned by Scottish Ministers, established under the Companies Act 2006. Ferguson Marine is a non-departmental public body (NDPB) and does not carry out its functions on behalf of the Crown. Scottish Ministers are ultimately accountable to the Scottish Parliament for the activities of Ferguson Marine and its use of resources. In line with all limited companies, Scottish Ministers, as sole shareholder, have the reserved power to direct Directors to take or refrain from taking specified actions via the Articles of Association. They are not however responsible for day-to-day operational matters such as human resources, these are a matter for the yards management.

This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have some of the information you have requested.

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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
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Edinburgh
EH1 3DG

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