Documentation relating to impact of NACWAG on policy and practise

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Dear Scottish Government,

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the information detailed below.

Could you provide me with copies of all information, including but not limited to correspondence, notes of telephone calls and emails held by Scottish Government on any assessment carried out by the Scottish Government, or carried out by others but submitted to the Scottish Government, of the First Minister’s National Advisory Council on Women and Girls. and its impact on policy and practice. Any information regarding the efficacy of the First Minister’s National Advisory Council on Women and Girls., a Scottish Government funded body, regarding public engagement is also requested, particularly comparing NACWAG with other similar groups which claim to advocate for the equality of women in Scotland.

Yours faithfully,

M Kelly

Scottish Government

Our Reference: 202000108970

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Dear Scottish Government,
Re: 202000108970

On 8th November I submitted two FOIs to you regarding Engender and National Advisory Council on Women and Girls (NACWG). These were your reference numbers for these FOIs :

NACWG: Your Reference: 202000108970
Engender : Your Reference: 202000108975

This FOI, was for info on NACWG but you have responded with info on Engender instead. I'm not sure how we can clear this mistake up because this FOI is still open and awaiting info on NACWG. Perhaps you can respond to FOI / 202000108975 with this info, to ensure the documentary record is correct. Also, I have some follow up questions so it would make more sense to respond to that FOI to keep the FOI trail coherent, please.

Yours faithfully,

M Kelly

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The Scottish Government has mixed up the responses to two different FOIs.
Our Reference: 202000108975
Documentation relating to impact of Engender on policy and practise

Our Reference: 202000108961
Documentation relating to the costs associated with NACWG
It is worth checking both FOIs for info on either.

Dear Scottish Government,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Scottish Government's handling of my FOI request 'Documentation relating to impact of NACWAG on policy and practise'.

On 8th Nov 2020 I submitted a FOI entitled "Documentation relating to impact of NACWAG on policy and practise" to which you replied on 18th Nov with information regarding another organisation, about which I hadn't enquired "Engender". On the 3rd december I sent a communication explaining your error and no further information has been submitted.

I'd like to request you carry out an internal review of why you responded to the FOI with information on an unrelated organisation, you ignored my communication informing you of the mistake, and then have failed to respond to my FOI in a timely manner, not complying with the Freedom of Information Act.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/d...

Yours faithfully,

M Kelly

Scottish Government

Our Reference: 202100156914

Dear M Kelly,

Thank you for your correspondence sent on 15/02/2021. Your query will be
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reference number of 202100156914. Please quote this number in all
correspondence. The Scottish Government aim to respond, where necessary,
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Yours sincerely
MiCase
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