Correspondence on United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) Bill: FOI release

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

Information requested

1. The letter referenced by John Swinney in this section of the Official Report from the Stage 3 debate on the UNCRC bill:

2. Internal or external correspondence on the topic of this letter and any letters sent by the Scottish Government to the UK Government in response to this letter and any subsequent letters which should also be disclosed.


Part 1
Under section 10(1) of FOISA, our response to your request was due on 3 November 2021. Unfortunately, it has taken longer than expected to deal with your request. I apologise for this delay and please see the attached letter.

Part 2

Section 12
While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the costs of locating, retrieving and providing the information requested would exceed the upper cost limit of £600. Under section 12 of FOISA public authorities are not required to comply with a request for information if the authority estimates that the cost of complying would exceed the upper cost limit, which is currently set at £600 by Regulations made under section 12.

You may, however, wish to consider reducing the scope of your request in order that the costs can be brought below £600. You may also find it helpful to look at the Scottish Information Commissioner's 'Tips for requesting information under FOI and the EIRs' on his website at:

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