Internal correspondence and discussions within the Scottish Government regarding FOI reference number 202300349504: FOI release

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

Information requested

All of the records of internal correspondence and discussions within the Scottish Government which took place relating to your initial request for information under FOI reference number 202300349504.


I enclose a copy of allof the information you requested in a PDF document at Annex A.

An exemption under section s.38(1) of FOISA applies to some of the information you have requested. This exemption applies to personal data relating to third parties and in this instance, specifically, the personal information / names of the officials within the Scottish Government who handled this request. However, where used in correspondence, the job titles of those involved in the handling of your original request have not been redacted and are included in the correspondence in Annex A. It should also be noted that this exemption has also been applied to your own personal details, including the email address and telephone number supplied with your request.

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.

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 - 202300354799 - Annex A


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

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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