Correspondence regarding paragraph 20 of the Scottish Green Party Parliamentary Group Cooperation Agreement: FOI release

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

Information requested

"Copies of all correspondence held relating to Paragraph 20 of the Scottish Government and Scottish Green Party Parliamentary Group Cooperation Agreement, otherwise known as the 'no surprises' rule."


Attached is a copy of some of the information requested, this is attached in Annex A.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, exemptions under Section 25(1) (information otherwise accessible), Section 29(1(a)) Formulation of Government Policy, Section 29(1(b)) Ministerial Correspondence, and Section 38(1(b)) Personal Information of FOISA applies to some of the information requested. The reasons why these exemptions apply are explained in Annex B.

With regards the information already accessible, you can find this at the following links: Correspondence relating to Green agreement: FOI release - ( and Scottish Government and Scottish Green Party Parliamentary group: draft Cooperation Agreement: FOI release - (

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