Information about your dealings with Stonewall #DontSubmitToStonewall

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Dear Scottish Government,
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). Please provide any information that you hold answering to any of the following descriptions:

1. Any application you made in 2019 or 2020 to be a “Stonewall Diversity Champion” or to be included on Stonewall’s “Workplace Equality Index,” including any attachments or appendices to those applications. Please redact personal details if necessary.

2. Any feedback you received in 2019 or 2020 from Stonewall in relation to either application or programme.

3. Any other communication you have received from Stonewall in 2019 or 2020 unless privileged or otherwise exempt from disclosure (but if you claim privilege or exemption in relation to any material, please say in broad terms what the material is and the basis on which you claim to be entitled to withhold it).

4. Full details of any equality impact assessment you carried out connected with any of these applications (including any equality impact assessment carried out prior to an earlier application of the same kind, if no further assessment was done).

5. Details of the total amount of money you paid to Stonewall (i) in 2019; (ii) in 2020, whether or not as payment for goods or services.

6. Whether you intend to continue your membership of any Stonewall scheme in the future, and if so which.

Yours faithfully,

U. Winfield

Scottish Government

Our Reference: 202100152273
Your Reference: Freedom of Information request - Information about your
dealings with Stonewall #DontSubmitToStonewall

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Dear Scottish Government,

You ask me:
"For point number 3 - 'Any other communication you have received from Stonewall in 2019 or2020 unless privileged or otherwise exempt from disclosure (but if you claim privilege or exemption inrelation to any material, please say in broad terms what the material is and the basis on which youclaim to be entitled to withhold it).' As this is very broad in scope there is a risk it could breach theupper-cost limit. Narrowing your request to a particular business area of interest (for example, HR) could be helpful in enabling us to respond in full".

Can you please give me (i) a list of the various business areas in which you have corresponded with Stonewall (just the title of the areas) and (ii) a summary of the business area with the greatest volume of correspondence, up to the spending limit? You seem to be hinting that HR is the area with the greatest correspondence.

Thank you very much for getting back to me.
I look forward to your reply.

Yours faithfully,

U. Winfield