Items of information regarding Education Secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville: FOI Release

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

Information requested

All items of information held in relation to the briefing prepared for Education Secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville for her meeting/video conference with the ICEA on 27 October 2022, and all notes and records of this meeting. 

The meeting is listed in the Scottish Government's ministerial engagements

This should include all material prepared for Ms Somerville in preparation for the meeting/video conference, including papers, emails and media clippings, and all notes and records of the meeting/video conference, including any media recordings and transcripts.


I enclose a copy of some of the information you requested in PDF format.

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 section s.38(1)(b) (personal information) and section s.27(1) (information intended for future publication) of FOISA applies to that information. The reasons why these exemptions apply are explained in the Annex to this letter. 

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ICEA - FOI 202300339784 - Cab Sec briefing - PDF Release 3


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

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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