Brexit Assessments

Ally Tibbitt made this Freedom of Information request to Marine Scotland as part of a batch sent to 110 authorities

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The request was refused by Marine Scotland.

Dear Marine Scotland,

This is a Freedom of Information request. I am interested in information from held by your organisation that relates to the process of planning and preparing for a possible future when the UK may not be a member of the European Union ("Brexit").

In particular:

1. How much has been spent on external consultants or support to advise on the implications and consequences of brexit, or recommend actions to mitigate any possible brexit impacts? If spend has occurred, please confirm the name of the supplier or suppliers and copies of any material produced by this process.

2. Please supply copies of any brexit planning documentation held by the organisation or consumed by senior management. This may include, but should not be limited to, Risk Assessments, Action Plans, Meeting minutes, Reports and presentations.

3. Please supply technical or advisory briefing documentation on brexit that has been produced by the organisation and supplied to other government agencies or bodies.

4. Please supply copies of any technical or advisory documentation that has been supplied to the agency from other public bodies that relates to Brexit contingency planning.

5. Please supply details of any assessment that has been made of the financial impact on the organisation, either positive or negative, of the brexit process. Has the organisation set-aside a contingency fund or invested as a direct consequence of the brexit process? If so, please provide summary details.

Please provide the requested information in electronic format. I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Yours faithfully,

Ally Tibbitt

Marine Scotland

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as quickly as possible.

 

For more information, visit our website: www.gov.scot/marinescotland.

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Marine Scotland

Dear Mr Tibbitt,

 

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act - Acknowledgment of Request

 

Thank you for your request dated 22 September under the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for:

 

1)    Details of spend on external consultants or support on the
consequences of Brexit, or mitigation of potential Brexit impacts
(including supplier details and copies of material produced);

2)    Copies of Brexit planning documentation, including, but not limited
to:

o   risk assessments;

o   action plans;

o   meeting minutes;

o   reports; and

o   presentations.

3)    Copies of technical or advisory briefing documentation on Brexit
produced by Marine Scotland and supplied to other government agencies or
bodies;

4)    Copies of technical or advisory documentation supplied to Marine
Scotland from other public bodies that relates to Brexit contingency
planning;

5)    Details of any assessment that has been made of the financial impact
on the organisation, either positive or negative, of the Brexit process;
including details of any contingency fund of investment as a direct
consequence of Brexit.

 

In order to assist with this request, we need some further information
from you. In particular, part of your request above is likely to subject
to an exemption under Section 12 (Excessive cost of compliance) of FOISA
due to the volume of information requested; in particular 2), 3) and 4)
above. You may wish to consider refining your request, and being more
specific, as to what information you require. Alternatively, we can
proceed with your request solely in relation to 1) and 5) above, if you
prefer.

 

As we are unable to continue without this information, we will put your
request on hold until we hear back from you.  When we receive this further
information from you we will be able to respond to your request, in
accordance with FOISA, within 20 working days of when we receive that
information.

 

If you have any queries, please contact me quoting case number
FoI/18/02630.

 

Kind regards,

 

Richard McLeod

 

Richard McLeod | Marine Scotland | Scottish Government | Area 1-B (North)
| Victoria Quay | Edinburgh | EH6 6QQ | Tel: 0131 244 0400 | Email:
[1][email address]

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Thanks for getting back to me.

I am happy to narrow my request to exclude emails, and other minor correspondence. However, I am keen to receive copies of meeting minutes and internal briefing notes/reports. I hope this helps.

Yours faithfully,

Ally Tibbitt

Marine Scotland

Thank you for contacting Marine Scotland. We will deal with your enquiry
as quickly as possible.

 

For more information, visit our website: www.gov.scot/marinescotland.

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Marine Scotland

Dear Mr Tibbitt,
 
FOISA Acknowledgment of Request
 
Thank you for your clarification below. We will respond to your request,
in accordance with FOISA, by 13 November 2018.
 
If you have any queries, please contact me quoting case number
FoI/18/02630.
 
Kind regards,
 
Richard McLeod
 
Richard McLeod | Marine Scotland | Scottish Government | Area 1-B (North)
| Victoria Quay | Edinburgh | EH6 6QQ | Tel: 0131 244 0400 | Email:
[email address]
 

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Dear Mr Tibbitt,

 

Please find attached a response from the Directorate for Marine Scotland,
Scottish Government to the above Freedom of Information request.

 

On behalf the Scottish Government, please accept my apologies for the
delay in responding to your request.

 

Kind regards,

 

Richard McLeod

 

Richard McLeod | Marine Scotland | Scottish Government | Area 1-B (North)
| Victoria Quay | Edinburgh | EH6 6QQ | Tel: 0131 244 0400 | Email:
[1][email address]

 

 

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Dear Marine Scotland,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Marine Scotland's handling of my FOI request 'Brexit Assessments'.

In the initial request you reference a number of documents commissioned by the agency that fall within the scope of my request. Copies of these documents were not supplied, despite falling within the scope of my initial request.

Similarly, I believe that there may be other documentation held by the agency, such as management meeting minutes, that must also fall within the scope of my initial FOI.

I look forward to learning about the outcome of the requested review in due course.

Yours faithfully,

Ally Tibbitt

Marine Scotland

Thank you for contacting Marine Scotland. We will deal with your enquiry
as quickly as possible.

 

For more information, visit our website: www.gov.scot/marinescotland.

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Ally Tibbit

 

 

Thank you for your request of 20/11/2018 for a review of our response to
your request under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations
2004 (EIRs) for Brexit Assessments. 

I have been asked by Graham Black Director Marine Scotland to carry out
the review because I was not involved in handling your original request.

I will be looking at the case afresh to establish whether the original
response should be confirmed, with or without modifications as
appropriate, or a fresh decision should be substituted.

We received your review request on 20/11/2018 so I will respond in
accordance with the EIRs by 19/12/2018

If you have any queries, please contact me quoting case number
FOI/18/02630

 

 

Regards Tom Robertson

 

Deputy to Director MSC

Thomas Robertson| Marine Scotland Compliance

| Scottish Government, Victoria Quay, EH6 6QQ
0131 244 0913 | e:[email address]

 

 

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Ally

 

Please see below, I have been sent an error message that my email may have
been left undelivered.  So in case there was an issue I am resending.

 

Deputy to Director MSC

Thomas Robertson| Marine Scotland Compliance

| Scottish Government, Victoria Quay, EH6 6QQ
0131 244 0913 | e:[email address]

 

 

From: Robertson TH (Thomas) (Fish)
Sent: 04 December 2018 14:59
To: '[FOI #521151 email]'
<[FOI #521151 email]>
Subject: Request for FOI Review Brexit Assessments FOI/18/02630

 

Ally Tibbit

 

 

Thank you for your request of 20/11/2018 for a review of our response to
your request under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations
2004 (EIRs) for Brexit Assessments. 

I have been asked by Graham Black Director Marine Scotland to carry out
the review because I was not involved in handling your original request.

I will be looking at the case afresh to establish whether the original
response should be confirmed, with or without modifications as
appropriate, or a fresh decision should be substituted.

We received your review request on 20/11/2018 so I will respond in
accordance with the EIRs by 19/12/2018

If you have any queries, please contact me quoting case number
FOI/18/02630

 

 

Regards Tom Robertson

 

Deputy to Director MSC

Thomas Robertson| Marine Scotland Compliance

| Scottish Government, Victoria Quay, EH6 6QQ
0131 244 0913 | e:[email address]

 

 

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Dear Marine Scotland,

Thanks for the update.

Yours faithfully,

Ally Tibbitt

Marine Scotland

Thank you for contacting Marine Scotland. We will deal with your enquiry
as quickly as possible.

 

For more information, visit our website: www.gov.scot/marinescotland.

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Marine Scotland

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Ally

 

Please find attached the outcome of my review of your original request.

 

 

Tom

 

 

Deputy to Director MSC

Thomas Robertson| Marine Scotland Compliance

| Scottish Government, Victoria Quay, EH6 6QQ
0131 244 0913 | e:[email address]

 

 

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