Ministerial briefings on Audit Scotland report into ferry hulls 801 and 802 construction: FOI release

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

Information requested

1) Any ministerial briefings on the subject of Audit Scotland's report into the construction of island ferries hulls 801 and 802 between March 1 and July 1, 2022.

2) Any correspondence between ministers, special advisers, senior civil servants - including WhatsApp and other instant messaging apps - on how the handle the publication of the report and how to respond to the criticisms in it from March 1 to May 1, 2022.


I attach copies of the documents and correspondence requested.

While our aim is to provide information in full whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some of the information you have requested because of exemptions under section 33(1)(b) – commercial interests, section 38(1)(b) – personal data of a third party. Information is also withheld under section 30(b)(i) (free and frank provision of advice).

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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

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