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Communications regarding Parliamentary Questions S6W-07727 and S6W-08295: FOI Review

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


Information requested

Request 202200305112:

"Any, and all, correspondence relating to the Written Parliamentary Questions S6W-07727 and S6W-08295 submitted by Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western).

Response

Further to my letter of 15 July 2022, I have now completed my review of our response to your request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) (ref: 202200305112). Your initial request being for:

"Any, and all, correspondence relating to the Written Parliamentary Questions S6W-07727 and S6W-08295 submitted by Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western)".

I have concluded that a different decision should be substituted as, on review, the exemptions applied to your original request are either no longer applicable (given that the outstanding Parliamentary Question has now been answered) or had been applied too liberally in the original response.

I now attach a copy of most of the information you have requested.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance an exemption under section(s) 38(1)(b) applies to a small amount of the information requested because it contains personal data of a third party (e.g. names of an individual) and disclosing it would contravene data protection principles in Article 5(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation and in section 34(1) of the Data Protection Act 2018. This exemption is not subject to the 'public interest test', so we are not required to consider if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption.

Please note the below summary of information disclosed:

Document Number

Document Description

Related Parliamentary Question

1

Email trail containing copy of Parliamentary Question, drafted response and requested internal clearance

S6W-07727

2

Email trail containing copy of Parliamentary Question, drafted response and internal clearance

S6W-08295

3

Background notes to support the draft Parliamentary Question responses and added queries returned from Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care

S6W-07727 and S6W-08295

4

Email from Private Office detailing further queries from Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care

S6W-08295

No further correspondence is available in relation to the above stated Parliamentary Questions.

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