FOI reference: FOI/18/00509
Date received: 14 February 2018
Date responded: 16 March 2018
All correspondence from Scottish Government Ministers and officials to Scottish Local Authorities and Integration Joint Boards regarding closures of Bield Care Homes. Information should contain but not be limited to all emails, letters, briefings and discussion papers and should be from 1st January 2017 to 14th February.
I enclose a copy of most of the information you requested in the format you asked for. 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 under section s.38(1)(b) personal information of FOISA applies to that information. The reasons why that exemption applies is explained below.
Reasons for not providing information
An exemption under section s.38(1)(b) personal information of FOISA applies to some of the information you have requested. 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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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House