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Scottish Rural Development Programme, parliamentary questions and correspondence: FOI release

Published: 27 Oct 2017

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

FOI reference: FOI/17/02185
Date received: 25 September 2017
Date responded: 23 October 2017

Information requested

You asked for correspondence between the Scottish Government Rural Payments and Inspections Division (SGRPID) and Fergus Ewing MSP regarding changes to the budget allocations within the Scottish Rural Development Programme for 2017 and correspondence between the SGRPID and Fergus Ewing MSP in relation to answers to the parliamentary questions submitted by Peter Chapman MSP (Questions S5W-11122 and S5W-11121).

Response

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(s) under section s.38(1)(b) (personal information) of FOISA applies to that information, which is the personal and contact information of certain staff. 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.

The correspondence between the SGRPID and Fergus Ewing MSP in relation to answers to the parliamentary questions submitted by Peter Chapman MSP (Questions S5W-11122 and S5W-11121) are attached.

There was no correspondence between the SGRPID and Fergus Ewing MSP regarding changes to the budget allocations within the Scottish Rural Development Programme for 2017. This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.

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Contact

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

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

Published:
27 Oct 2017
Scottish Rural Development Programme, parliamentary questions and correspondence: FOI release