Scottish Government’s Emergency Budget Review (EBR): FOI release

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

Information requested

All correspondence received and sent by the Scottish Government, including ministers, civil servants and officials regarding the £33m deferred from the agricultural budget during the Scottish Government’s Emergency Budget Review (EBR) in 2022, mentioned here: between May 1 2023 and the date of this FOI.


I enclose 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 some exemptions under sections s. 38(1)(b) (personal information), s. 27 (information intended for future publication) and s. 30 (b) and (c) (free and frank provision of advice) and (substantial prejudice to effective conduct of public affairs) of FOISA applies to that information. The reasons why that exemptions apply are explained in the Annex to 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 202300368359 - Information Released - Document
FOI 202300368359 - Information Released - Annex


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

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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