Correspondence with Scottish Ministers relating to invitations, events and meetings: FOI release

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

Information requested

Copies of all correspondences to/from Scottish Ministers relating to invitations to dinners, events, conferences, panels or meetings from the three companies:

1. The Global Ethical Finance Initiative (GEFI)

2. Home ‐ Ethical Finance Hub

3. Home ‐ Islamic Finance Council UK (


I enclose a copy of most 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 30(b) (i) free and frank provision of advice and 30(b)(ii) free and frank exchange of views; 33(1)(b) commercial interests; and 38(1)(b) personal data relating to a third party, of FOISA applies to that information. The reasons why that exemption(s) applies are explained in the Annex to this letter.

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 202400395815 - Information Released - Annex A
FOI 202400395815 - Information Released - Annex B
FOI 202400395815 - Information Released - Annex C


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

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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