Correspondence relating to Infected Blood Compensation: FOI release

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

Information requested

Copies of all e-mail correspondence (including any attachments) relating to Infected Blood Compensation sent to or by staff working in Blood Donation and Abortion Policy during the period 30th August 2023 - 6th September 2023.


I enclose a copy of some of the information you requested in Annex B of this letter.

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 the following sections of FOISA applies to that information:

  • 28(1) (Relations with the United Kingdom),
  • 29(1)(a) (Formulation or development of Scottish Government policy),
  • 30(c) (The effective conduct of public affairs),
  • 36(1) (Legal advice),
  • 38(1)(b) (personal data relating to a third party).

The reasons why those exemptions apply are explained in Annex A to this letter.

In addition, some of the information you requested is available via the following website link:

WITN5764002 - Letter from Nadine Dorries to Maree Todd MSP - 18 Jun 2021 | Infected Blood Inquiry

Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you. If, however, you do not have internet access to obtain this information from the websites listed or do not still have a copy of the response to the previous FOI specified above, then please contact me again and I will send you a paper copy.

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 202300374927 - Information Released - Annex A and B


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

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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