Scottish Government issued bonds: FOI release

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

Information requested

A record of meetings between credit ratings agencies and Scottish government officials since 2015. I'd like to know the date of the meeting; which Scottish government official(s) attended; the name of the credit agency in question and of the representatives at the meeting; and any minutes or other documents regarding the meeting that is fit for disclosure.

Any meetings between Scottish government officials and external parties (such as investors or banks) on the topic of the potential issuance of Scottish government issued bonds. I'd like the same details as above for each meeting (date, details on attendants, relevant minutes/documents).


Firstly I would like to apologise profusely for the delay in getting this response to you.

I have included some of the information you have requested in the attached Annex A.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, we are unable to provide some of the information you have requested because exemptions under Section 33(2)(b) (financial interests of a UK Administration), Section 30(b)(ii) (free and frank provision of advice), Section 30(c) (otherwise substantially prejudice to the effective conduct of public affairs) and Section 38(1)(b) (personal data of a third party) applies to some of the information. The reason why this exemption applies to this information is explained in the attach Annex B to the letter.

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Annex A - 202100183668
Annex B - 202100183668


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

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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