- Please provide me with a list of presents and gifts handed out by the Scottish Government for 2023, 2022 and 2021.
- Please advise what the gifts were, how much they cost, who the recipient was and when the gifts were handed out.
Please find attached some of the information you requested at Annex A, relating to gifts given out in 2021, 2022 and 2023 by Scottish Government Ministers and Scottish Government staff based in overseas offices.
While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have some of the information you have requested. This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.
An exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applies to a small amount of the information requested because it is personal data of a third party, ie names of individuals, 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.
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses.
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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
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