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Deputy First Minister's briefing for James Wolffe meeting: FOI release

Published: 19 Dec 2017

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

FOI reference: FOI/17/02802
Date received: 3 November 2017
Date responded: 8 December 2017

Information requested

Details including correspondence (emails, notes, letters, phone calls or other documents including minutes) of John Swinney's meeting with James Wolffe QC on 3 March 2016.

Response

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have some of the information you have requested. The reasons why we do not have the information are explained below.

As requested, please find enclosed a copy of the Deputy First Minister's briefing for his meeting with James Wolffe QC, Dean of Faculty of Advocates, on 3 March 2016.

Reasons for not providing information

With regards to your request for correspondence (emails, notes, letters, phone calls or minutes) the Scottish Government does not have the information you have asked for because Ministerial Offices routinely destroy records after 3 months, in accordance with our standard records management practice. Furthermore, there was no minute or notes taken at this meeting.

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:
19 Dec 2017
Deputy First Minister's briefing for James Wolffe meeting: FOI release