Keith Brown meeting with Susan Aitken October 2022: 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 Justice Secretary Keith Brown for his meeting/video conference with Glasgow City Council leader Susan Aitken on 5 October 2022, and all notes and records of this meeting.


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Short Life Working Group on Facilitating Peaceful Assemblies: report -

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Document One - Briefing
Document Two - Meeting note


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