Communications between Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero and Network Rail Chairman: FOI release

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

Information requested

"I'm looking to obtain the meeting minutes between Michael Matheson and Sir Peter Hendy on November 26, 2020 and March 9 2021.

I would like a copy of the minutes, briefings and unofficial notes of the meeting which took place on November 26, 2020 and March 9 2021 between Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero and Transport  Michael Matheson and chairman at Network Rail Sir Peter Hendy.

All correspondence that took place between Hendy and Matheson after the meetings?

And Correspondence from Michael Matheson to Transport Scotland following the meeting about the UK Connectivity Review?"


I attach a copy of some of the information you requested.

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 a exemptions under sections s.17 (Information not held), s.29(1)(a) (policy formulation), s.30(c) (effective conduct), s36 (confidentiality) ] of FOISA applies to that information.

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