MSP Keith Brown's meeting with Police Scotland: FOI release

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

Information requested

All internal and external correspondence within and sent or received by the Scottish Government including attached documents, meeting handouts, memos, briefings to ministers, attendee lists, location of meeting, notes, minutes, or OneNote memos, linked to the following meeting:

Keith Brown's meeting with Police Scotland and others on August 31, 2022.


I attach a copy of some of the information you have requested, as set out in the attached Schedule of Documents.

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 of FOISA exemptions. These exemptions are as follows:

  • Section 30(b)(i) (free and frank provision of advice)
  • Section 30(c) – substantial prejudice to the effective conduct of public affairs [in relation to communications/meetings with external stakeholders]
  • Section 38(1)(b) (personal information)

The reasons why these exemptions apply are explained in Annex G of this letter.

About FOI

The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at

FOI 202200331304 - Information Released - Annex A to G


Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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