1. Please provide all internal Scottish Government discussion of the data on this page of the Energy Statistics Hub, from 1st December 2021 - date. (ie how the data was constructed, what assumptions were used, how were they justified, etc…)
2. In addition, please provide all Scottish Government correspondence (including Ministers, Civil Servants, Special Advisers, and Press Officers) with parties outside the Scottish Government which discuss the above data, from 1st December 2021 - date.
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I enclose a copy of all internal and external emails about the discussion of the data on the average annual energy bill prices by local authority page of the Energy Statistics Hub.
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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
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