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Correspondence with Colleges of Scotland: FOI release

Published: 12 Jan 2018
Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
Published:
12 Jan 2018
Correspondence with Colleges of Scotland: FOI release

FOI reference: FOI/18/02966/02967/02968
Date received: 7 December 2017
Date responded: 10 January 2018

Information requested

All internal and external correspondence related to the organisation and timing of the meetings listed below.

This should include any internal discussion about the purpose and timing of the meetings ahead of invites being issues, as well as any correspondence with the external organisations (for example invitations and discussion over timing, location, etc.) regarding the meetings.

  • National Implementation Support Group 11-10-2017
  • Police Scotland 17-10-2017
  • Interfaith Scotland 19-10-2017
  • Centre of Youth and Criminal Justice 19-10-2017
  • CELCIS 19-10-2017
  • Children and Young People Commissioner 19-10-2017
  • Colleges Scotland 23-10-2017
  • NATSUWT 24-10-2017
  • Christian Science 24-10-2017
  • Getting it right for every child – Draft Statutory Guidance Group 25-10-2017
  • Aberlour 26-10-2017
  • Barnardo's 26-10-2017
  • These meetings involved discussion of the Children and Young People (information sharing) (Scotland bill)

Under FoI, please could you provide all formal and informal minutes, agendas, briefing notes for staff/officials, etc. held by the government relating to the following meetings:

  • National Implementation Support Group 11-10-2017
  • Police Scotland 17-10-2017
  • Interfaith Scotland 19-10-2017
  • Centre of Youth and Criminal Justice 19-10-2017
  • CELCIS 19-10-2017
  • Children and Young People Commissioner 19-10-2017
  • Colleges Scotland 23-10-2017
  • NATSUWT 24-10-2017
  • Christian Science 24-10-2017
  • Getting it right for every child – Draft Statutory Guidance Group 25-10-2017
  • Aberlour 26-10-2017
  • Barnardo's 26-10-2017

These meetings involved discussion of the Children and Young People (information sharing) (Scotland bill) Under FoI, I would like all information and correspondence held by the government about a letter, issued to the parliament's education committee, on November 6.

The letter was distributed to members of the media by Scottish government special advisers that evening and it is attached to this email.

Please disclose:

Any correspondence between government officials, and external organisations, regarding drafting, contents or initiation of the letter. This should include organisations that did not sign the letter as well as those that did. Any previous drafts of the letter held by the government.

Details of any meetings or other contact (i.e. phone calls) with external organisations at which the letter was discussed, in advance of publication.

Any internal government correspondence regarding the letter, its timing and publication, including any correspondence between special advisers and officials/SG staff, such as communications staff.

Response

Any correspondence and arrangement details of the mentioned meetings are in Annex A. I have provided the meeting notes in Annex B that the Scottish Government hold on the meetings you have stated in your request. Please note that there were no official minutes recorded for many of these meetings as they were informal discussions about any issues each organisation had on the Information Sharing Bill or to provide information and answer any queries they might have.

Annex C holds information on the third FOI request with regards to the coalition of charities letter.

About FOI

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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