FOI reference: FOI/17/02323
Date received: 11 October 2017
Date responded: 21 December 2017
You asked for any and all information related to the secondment of Jonnie Hall, Policy Director of the NFUS, to the Scottish Government to advise on agricultural matters related to Brexit negotiations and to post-Brexit agricultural policies.
I enclose a copy of some of the information you requested.
|D||Rhoda Grant MSP letter to Fergus Ewing MSP||78.3KB|
|E||Fergus Ewing MSP letter to Rhoda Grant MSP||56.9KB|
|F||First Minister's Questions extract||229.7KB|
|G||Parliamentary Question lodged 20 Feb 2017||271.1KB|
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 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(s) under section(s) s. 30 (b)(i) (free and frank provision of advice), s30 (b)(ii) (free and frank exchange of views for the purposes of deliberation), s 30 (c) (substantial prejudice to the effective conduct of public affairs) and s38 (1)(b) (personal data of a third party) of FOISA applies to that information. The reasons why that exemption(s) applies are explained below.
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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House