Loans & Equity Investments - Correspondence

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Dear Scottish Ministers,

Please provide any and all correspondence between Scottish Government Ministers and the Finance & Constitution Committee of the Scottish Parliament containing references to loans or equity investments in private sector organisations.

The period covered by my request is 1 January 2016 to 14 January 2019.

Please exclude the following: Correspondence dated 24 April 2018 and 27 June 2018 relating to loans to Ferguson Marine Engineering Limited as this information is already in the public domain.

Consent to provide my personal information to Ministers or Special Advisers is withheld.

Please acknowledge receipt of my FoI request.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Paterson

Scottish Ministers

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Dear Mr Paterson,

Please find attached an acknowledgement to your FOI request as detailed
below:

 

“Please provide any and all correspondence between Scottish Government
Ministers and the Finance & Constitution Committee of the Scottish
Parliament containing references to loans or equity investments in private
sector organisations.

The period covered by my request is 1 January 2016 to 14 January 2019.

 

Please exclude the following:  Correspondence dated 24 April 2018 and 27
June 2018 relating to loans to Ferguson Marine Engineering Limited as this
information is already in the public domain.”

 

We received your request on 15^th January and will respond in accordance
with FOISA by 12th February 2019.

Regards,

 

Derek Glover

 

Finance Programme Management Division

Scottish Government

 

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Dear Scottish Ministers,

Message for Derek Glover, Finance Programme Management Division

FOI/19/00208

Thank you for acknowledging receipt of my FOI request.

I must inform you that, regrettably, Ministers have been withholding all information in responses to a number of FOI requests. I believe this is a vexatious technique as FOISA does not allow the withholding of all information in most circumstances. Therefore, I ask you to disclose the documents I have requested after careful consideration of FOISA exemptions and the criteria necessary for their use.

If all documents are withheld, without good reason, I will seek the response to be classified as vexatious by the Scottish Information Commissioner.

I look forward to receiving your response to my FOI request in due course.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Paterson

Scottish Ministers

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Dear Mr Paterson,

Please find attached an apology for the delay in responding to your
request ref FoI/19/00208. I will endeavour to provide a response over the
course of the next few days.

 

Regards,

 

Derek Glover

 

Finance Programme Management

 

Scottish Government

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Dear Scottish Ministers,

Message for Derek Glover, Finance Programme Management Division

FOI/19/00208

Overdue response.

Please respond immediately and in full to my FOI request.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Paterson

Scottish Ministers

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Dear Mr Paterson,

Please find attached a response to your query referenced FoI 19 00208. I
apologies for the delay in providing this to you.

 

Regards,

 

Derek Glover

 

Finance Programme Management Division

 

Scottish Government

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