Correspondence on Scottish Government 17th December 2023 social media post: FOI release

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

Information requested

All internal Scottish Government correspondence in which civil servants have raised questions about the truthfulness or appropriateness of this tweets/post from the official @scotgov Twitter/X account on 17th December 2023:


I enclose a copy of a letter sent by the Permanent Secretary to Mr Murdo Fraser on 21/12/2023 which addresses the accuracy and impartiality of the tweet in question.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide all of the information you have requested because an exemption under section s.30(b)(free and frank provision of advice) of FOISA applies to that information.

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