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Life Chances of Young People in Scotland report: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/17/01510
Date received: 3 July 2017
Date responded: 31 July 2017

Information requested

"All drafts of the report 'The Life Chances of Young People in Scotland' presented to the Scottish Government, and all correspondence relating to the preparation of the report and drafts between: the independent poverty adviser, Scottish ministers, civil servants and special advisers from 1 May 2017 to 3 July 2017 inclusive."

Response

I enclose a copy of most of the information you requested.

Some of the information you have requested is available from: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2017/07/1451 http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2017/06/3718 http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2017/06/1584 http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2017/06/1731

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 websites listed, then please contact me again and I will send you a paper copy.

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 information) of FOISA applies to that information. The reason why this exemption applies is explained in the Annex to this letter.

Reasons for not providing information.

An exemption applies.

Section 25(1) - Information otherwise available.

An exemption under section 25(1) of FOISA (Information otherwise available) applies to some of the information requested because the information has already been made available on the Scottish Government website, ie text within drafts which was included within the final report.

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.

Section 38(1)(b) – applicant has asked for personal data of a third party An exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applies to some of the information requested because it is the personal data of a third party, ie the names and contact information for officials are their own personal details, and disclosing this information would contravene the data protection principles in Schedule 1 to the Data Protection Act 1998.

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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FOI-17- 01510 related correspondence.pdf

140 page PDF
1.7MB

Contact

Please quote the FOI reference

Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG

Published:
31 Jul 2017
Life Chances of Young People in Scotland report: FOI release