Correspondence pertaining to reducing the use of temporary accommodation: FOI Release

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

Information requested

You asked for the briefings, modelling and calculations that were provided to Ministers for approval insupport of the announcement of the Scottish Government response to recommendations to reduce the use of temporary accommodation. 


I enclose a copy of some 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 29(1)(a) – formulation or development of Scottish Government policy; 30(b)(i) – free and frank provision of advice; 30(b)(ii) – free and frank exchange of views; 33(1)(b) – commercial interests; and 38(1)(b) – personal data relating to third party of FOISA applies to that information.

In addition, some of the information in the documents has not been provided as it does not constitute “briefings, modelling and calculations” and so is outwith the scope of your request.

The documents being made available per the terms of your request are as follows:

Document 1: 31 January 2023 – Advice on TA T&FG recommendations, acquisitions and empty homes
Document 2: 9 February 2023 – Discussion paper on Housing and Homelessness for Cabinet Secretary call with Officials
Document 3: 22 March 2023 – Submission to Cabinet Secretary – SG response to the TA T&FG recommendations
Document 4: 20 April 2023 – Submission to Minister – SG response to the TA T&FG recommendations
Document 5: 11 May 2023 – Response to points on TA T&FG for Minister for Housing
Document 6: 15 May 2023 – Ministerial Discussion Paper – Temporary Accommodation recommendation response
Document 7: 18 May 2023 – Minister for Housing – Briefing for meeting with Cllr Maureen Chalmers
Document 8: 9 June 2023 – Temporary accommodation – further advice for Ministers
Document 9: FM Briefing for visit to Fife to launch TA T&FG response
Document 10: AHSP National Acquisition Plan – Ministerial Submission – June 2023
Document 11: CHI paper – Local profiles of Temporary Accommodation
Document 12: CHI paper – Local profiles of Temporary Accommodation part 2
Document 13: Temporary Accommodation by Local Authority to September 2022

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