Ministers meetings with Heathrow Airport: FOI release

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

Information requested

On what dates have ministers met Heathrow Airport since 15 December 2022? Please provide a copy of the minutes of these and any other documents or correspondence since that date relating to Heathrow Airport, including internal discussions.


There have been no meetings between Ministers and Heathrow Airport in the period of your request.

I enclose a copy of some of the information you requested. 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 an exemption under section 38(1)(b) (Personal Details) of FOISA, an exemption under section 30(b)(ii) of FOISA (free and frank exchange of views) of FOISA and an exemption under section 33(1)(b) (Commercial Interests) of FOISA applies to that information. The reason why these exemptions apply are explained in the Annex to this letter. Information out of scope has also been redacted.

Some of the information you have requested is also available from the Scottish Government website at:

Memorandum of Understanding

Under section 25(1) of FOISA we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you. If, however, you do not have internet access to obtain this information from the website listed, then please contact me again and I will send you a paper copy.

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 - 202300364700 - Annex
FOI - 202300364700 - Information release


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

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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