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Meetings regarding Joint Economic Declaration with the Government of Bavaria: FOI release

Published: 6 Jan 2022

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

Published:
6 Jan 2022
Meetings regarding Joint Economic Declaration with the Government of Bavaria: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100247360
Date received: 13 Oct 2021
Date responded: 7 Dec 2021
Information requested

Could you provide me with a list of meetings together with any minutes since 2018 involving:

a) The First Minister
b) Members of the Scottish Government
discussing the Joint Economic Declaration with the Government of Bavaria with:

i) The UK Government
ii) The European Union
iii) The Government of Bavaria
iv) The German Government
v) Scottish Business Leaders
vi) Scottish Trade Unions.

If any details are to hand regarding security and transport costs I would greatly appreciate these.

I do not require details of the meetings in 2017 when the Declaration was first agreed as I can appreciate those would be great in number. Just those since 2018 when the Declaration has been an important part of our nation's national character.

Response

I can confirm that we have carried out a thorough search of our systems in relation to your request and have listed the relevant meetings that are in scope of your request below:

  • Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop meeting with the Deputy Minister-President for Bavaria, Hubert Aiwanger - Thursday 25 April 2018, 13:00-13.30
  • Minster for Business, Fair Work and Skills, Jamie Hepburn meeting with Bavarian Delegates - Tuesday 18 September 2018, 14:30-15:15

I can confirm that the Scottish Government does not hold a record of the notes of these meetings, this is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.

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