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Meeting with representatives from ExxonMobil: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/18/00303
Date received: 26 January 2018
Date responded: 22 February 2018

Information requested

(a) A copy of any pre-meeting briefing; confirmation of all people in attendance at all meetings; agendas for all meetings; notes or minutes taken and/or action points decided during all meetings; and any post meeting briefings in relation to all meetings between any Scottish Government Minister(s) and any representative(s) from ExxonMobil or its subsidiaries during the period between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2017

(b) Email correspondence between the Scottish Government and ExxonMobil or its subsidiaries during the period between 1 January 2016 and 31 December 2017

Response

Regarding part (a) of your request, there have been no meetings between any Scottish Government Minister(s) and any representative(s) from ExxonMobil or its subsidiaries during the period between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2017.

Annex B contains information relating to part (b) of your request. While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide all of the information you have requested because of exemptions under section s.38(1)(b) (personal information) of FOISA apply to that information.

Reasons for not providing information

An exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applies to a small amount of the information requested because it is personal data of a third party, ie this relates to the names and contact numbers of junior Scottish Government officials, and disclosing it would contravene the data protection principles in Schedule 1 to the Data Protection Act 1998. 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.

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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:
23 Feb 2018
Meeting with representatives from ExxonMobil: FOI release