New Qualifications Body delivery board: FOI release

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

Information requested

Copies of all correspondence in 2023 to date between Mike Baxter, chair of the New Qualifications Body delivery board, and Clare Hicks, director of education reform at the Scottish Government, in which there has been discussion of the timetable for the process towards establishing a new qualifications body.


I attach a copy of most 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 sections, 30(b)(i) - the free and frank provision of advice and 29(1)(a) - formulation or development of Scottish Government policy of FOISA applies to that information. The reasons why these exemptions apply are explained in the Annex to this letter.

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FOI 202300367438 - Information Released - Annex A and B
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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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