Meeting between Neil Gray and Anum Qaisar MP: FOI release

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

Information requested

Please supply all items of information held in relation to the briefing prepared for minister Neil Gray for his meeting / video conference with Anum Qaisar MP on 6 October 2022, and all notes and records of this meeting. The meeting is listed in the Scottish Government's ministerial engagements 2022/. This should include all material prepared for Mr Gray 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 all of the information you requested in PDF format as requested.

An exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applies to a small amount of the information requested because it is personal data of a third party (the name of the supporting official) and disclosing it would contravene the data protection principles in Article 5(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation and in section 34(1) of the Data Protection Act 2018. 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.

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Engagement Briefing - Anum Qaisar MP - 202300339764


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

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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