Correspondence regarding Island Bonds Fund: FOI release

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

Information requested

“Internal and external correspondence regarding the ‘Island Bonds Fund’ received by Mairi Gougeon MSP in the period 1 September 2021 to the present day.”


I enclose 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 exemptions under section(s) 29(1)(a) – Formulation or development of government policy and Section 29(1)(b) – Ministerial communications, of FOISA apply to that information. The reasons why those exemptions apply are explained in the Annex to this letter.

In addition to this, the costs of locating, retrieving and providing some of the information requested would exceed the upper cost limit of £600. The reasons for this are also explained in the Annex to this letter.

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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
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