Correspondence between Constitutional Futures Division and Sir John Grant: FoI release

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

Information requested

With respect to contact between the Constitutional Futures Division and Sir John Grant, 1st May 2021 - date, please provide:

(1.) The dates of all meetings held, in person or virtual.
(2.) Any documentation relating to the meetings, including agendas, presentation materials, minutes, notes, or briefings.
(3.) All correspondence between the Constitutional Futures Division and Sir John Grant, 1st May 2021 - date.


Part one
Sir John Grant attended meetings with staff from the CFD on the following dates:
• 28th March 2022
• 6th June 2022

Parts two and three
Most of the information you have requested is enclosed in Annex A of this letter.
An exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (Personal Information) 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 exemption.

An exemption under Section 30(c) applies to the information requested. The reason why this exemption applies is explained in Annex B of this letter.

An exemption under 25(1) of FOISA applies to some of the material in scope. Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you. Links to the materials covered under section 25(1) are included in Annex A.

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