FOI reference: FOI/17/02121
Date received: 19 September 2017
Date responded: 17 October 2017
I would like to submit an FOI to ask what work is carried out by Scottish Government civil servants with regards to opposition parties' conferences including media monitoring, responding to announcements and carrying out policy analysis. Further to this I would ask for internal correspondence surrounding the Spring 2017 Scottish Labour and Scottish Conservative Conferences and the 2016 UK Conservative and Labour Conferences.
The answer to your question is that no work is carried out by Scottish Government civil servants in relation to opposition parties' conferences.
While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested. This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses
Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House