Correspondence on due diligence process regarding Tata Steel and Liberty Steel agreement: FOI release

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

Information requested

1. Any copies or internal and external correspondence discussing the due diligence process and outcome, received by the Scottish Government around the Dalzell deal brokered by the Scottish Government between Tata Steel and Liberty Steel.

2. Any copies of the advice since March 2021 covering due diligence of this year and any comments on the initial due diligence undertaken in 2016.


In response to point 1 of your request, while our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some of the information you have requested because an exemptions under sections 30(b)(i), 33(1)(b) and 38(1)(b), of FOISA applies to that information. The reasons why that exemption(s) applies are explained in the Annex to this letter.

Some of the information you have requested was released in a previous Freedom of Information request and can be accessed via the following link, Documents pertaining to GFG Alliance and Liberty Steel: FOI release - ( This previous FOI partially released a copy of the Dalzell and Clydebridge Remediation Assessment.

In response to point 2 of your request, please see the attached documents which fall within scope of your request. As above we have been unable to provide all of the information you requested due to exemptions under sections, 30(b)(i), 33(1)(b), 36(1), and 38(1)(b) of FOISA applies to that information.

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