FOI reference: FOI/18/00563
Date received: 19 February 2018
Date responded: 20 March 2018
All correspondence between Scottish Government ministers, civil servants and special advisors with Audit Scotland regarding the 'Early Learning and Childcare' report published 15 February 2018. This should include any internal communications, external communications, meetings arranged, requested changes and any other relevant documents.
I enclose a copy of all of the information and documentation you requested. The answer to your question is attached.
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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House