Correspondence relating to Ferguson Marine: FOI release

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

Information requested

The following information regarding FOI request number 202200299795, sent in June 2022, relating to emails regarding Ferguson Marine.

1) Correspondence relating to the request sent by or to government officials including, but not limited to, civil servants, special advisers and elected officials from the time of the request to September 1 (inclusive).

For clarity, correspondence should include, but not be limited to, emails, WhatsApp messages, internal communications methods, letters or text messages.


Information in scope of your request is included within an annex which has been sent under separate cover.

An exemption under regulation 38(1)(b) of the FOISA (personal information of a third party) applies to some of the information requested because it is personal data of a third party and disclosing it would contravene the 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 exception.

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