Meetings between Humza Yousaf and Pakistan Consulate: FOI release

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

Information requested

Any, and all, correspondence between Scottish Government officials etc held relating to the FOI request reference number 202300345029 regarding Humza Yousaf's meetings with the Pakistan Consulate.


We have appended all of the information you have requested. Please find six documents containing threads of Scottish Government internal correspondence related to this case.

Further case numbers are also mentioned in the supporting documents. This is because the search for relevant information and review process for case 202300345029 overlapped in subject matter with other cases. Please note the attachments mentioned in Document 4 relating to cases other than 202300345029 have not been enclosed, as they are not in the scope of this FOI request.

An exemption under section 38(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act (FOISA) applies to the information you have requested. Section 38 of FOISA relates to personal information. In this instance, the names of Scottish Government officials under Deputy Director grade and the name of a correspondent from a related FOI request have been redacted.

This exemption is subject to the 'public interest test'. Therefore, taking account of all the circumstances of this case, we have considered if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption. We have found that, on balance, the public interest lies in favour of upholding the exemption.

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FOI - 202300350349 - information released - Annex - documents


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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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