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Building IconIntervention 201702106: Scottish Government

In November 2017, the Commissioner wrote to the Minister for Parliamentary Business to confirm that he would be undertaking a further intervention into the Scottish Government's FOI performance. The Commissioner's letter  provides background to the intervention.

Invitation to journalists to provide further information

On 13 December 2017, the Commissioner issued the invitation below to the signatories of a letter sent by journalists in May 2017 to the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body. He invited them to provide further evidence to help him frame accurately the assessment phase of the intervention.

The invitation provides useful information about the scope of the intervention and a list of the questions the assessment phase will focus on.

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 Invitation to provide further evidence

We will publish a summary of the responses to this invitation as soon as possible after the closing date for submissions (12 January 2018).

Terms of the intervention

The Commissioner wrote to the Minister on 2 February 2018 to set out the aims of the intervention, the methodology for the assessment phase and the questions the intervention will explore. 

The assessment phase is due to begin at the end of February 2018.

PDF icon  2018 02 02 Commissioner's letter to Minister for Parliamentary Business 


Correspondence about the intervention

On 8 February 2018 Tavish Scott MSP wrote to the Commissioner about the intervention. You can read the exchange of correspondence below.

PDF icon 2018 02 08 Letter from Tavish Scott MSP to Commissioner

PDF icon 2018 02 15 Letter from Commissioner to Tavish Scott MSP


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