Co-operation with Scottish Government

Mr Wyllie made this Freedom of Information request to Scotland Office

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From: Mr Wyllie

2 March 2010

Dear Sir or Madam,

This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000.

Please provide information about:

(a) current facilities at Dover House available to members of the
Scottish Executive and members of the staff of the Scottish
Administration,
(b) current protocols about what information is communicated from
the Scotland Office to the Scottish Government about policy and
operational matters, and
(c) actions that have taken place at the instance of the Scotland
Office in the last six months to emsure a sufficient and timeous
flow of information to the devolved Scottish Government.

Please provide a copy of the information, in electronic format.

Thank you very much.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Wyllie

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Scotland Office

3 March 2010

Dear Mr Wylie

FOI REQUEST

Thank you for your email of 02 March under the Freedom of Information Act.

Your email was received on 02 March and is being dealt with under the
terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. We shall deal with your
request promptly and let you have a response by 30 March 2010. If you have
any queries about your request, please contact me.

Regards

Kevin Jack

Scotland Office

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Scotland Office

29 March 2010

Dear Mr Wyllie,

Subject: Freedom of Information request - Co-operation with Scottish
Government

Thank you for your email dated 2 March.

You asked for the following information under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000:

(a) current facilities at Dover House available to members of the

Scottish Executive and members of the staff of the Scottish

Administration,

(b) current protocols about what information is communicated from

the Scotland Office to the Scottish Government about policy and

operational matters, and

(c) actions that have taken place at the instance of the Scotland

Office in the last six months to ensure a sufficient and timeous

flow of information to the devolved Scottish Government.

(a) The Scottish Government have a MOTO agreement with the Scotland Office
which provides them with the use of 22.78% of the total room area in
Dover House. The Scotland Office provide routine support services for
those rooms and for the security of the building.

(b and c) There is no protocol covering this. There is frequent
interchange of information between the Scotland Office and the Scottish
Government about how policy impacts on Scotland.

If you are dissatisfied with this response to your request you may ask for
an internal review. A request for an internal review should be addressed
to:

FOI Officer

1 Melville Crescent

EDINBURGH

EH3 7HW

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The contact details are:

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

CHESHIRE

SK9 5AF

If you have any queries about this letter please contact me.

Yours sincerely

David

David Mott
Scotland Office
020 7270 6788
e-mail: [1][email address]

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