Scottish Government's commitment to create a register of judges: FOI release

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

Information requested

Documents, meetings, communications and discussions within, and between the Scottish Government and any other organisation including the Lord President, Judicial Office, Scottish Courts & Tribunals Service, Law Society of Scotland, Faculty of Advocates and any other organisation relating to the Scottish Government's commitment to create a register of judges' interests as called for in Petition PE1458 and any work by the Scottish Government and any other organisation consulted by the Scottish Government relating to proposals contained in Petition PE 1458 and any other material considered by the Scottish Government in relation to and accumulated as a result of Petition PE 1458 including any communications with the Scottish Parliament and any others, including communications with, or representations from MSPs, former MSPs, members of the legal profession and judiciary, academics, and anyone else, to create a register of judges' interests.


An exemption under section s.38(1)(b) (personal information) of FOISA applies to some of the information you have requested. This exemption applies to personal information including names, job titles and contact details.

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 exemptions under sections s.29(1)(a) (policy formulation) of FOISA applies to that information.

Some of the information you have requested is available from the Scottish Parliament website. 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(s) listed, then please contact us again and we will send you a paper copy.

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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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