Members and minutes of meetings of Data Linkage Framework Operations Group

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sheila struthers

Dear Scottish Government,

Please supply me with a list of the members of the Data Linkage Framework Operations Group and the minutes of all the group's meetings.

Yours faithfully,

Sheila Struthers

Scottish Government

Dear Sheila Struthers

I am processing your FOI request for a list of the members of the Data Linkage Framework Operations Group and the Minutes of all the group's meetings.

The group is a loose network and does not have consistent membership. If you could you let me know why you are interested in this information it would help me to ensure that I provide you with the most useful information.

Kind regards
Catherine

Catherine Millington
Office of the Chief Statistician + Performance
Scottish Government
Telephone: 0131 244 4419
Email: [email address]

I work part time. My working days are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Tuesday and Thursday I only work in the mornings.

For information about the data linkage framework please visit the following website
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statis...

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sheila struthers

Dear Catherine,

Thank you for your reply.

The group has a very wide remit:

"The Data Linkage Operations Group is a multi-agency cross-sectoral network that reports to the Data Linkage Steering Group and works towards the ambitions of the Data Linkage Framework through

Developing and instigating the details of the data linkage framework

Improving the co-ordinatation of data linkage projects and developments across the public sector in Scotland

Sharing knowledge, information, ideas, and developments regarding data linkage

Identify and act on opportunities for collaborative working

Other actions as required by the Data Linkage Steering Group

The remit of the group covers all aspects of data linkage for research and statistical purposes, such as legal and ethical issues; security; methodology; public acceptability; IT; individual referencing; indexing; linking; analysis and dissemination."

I am interested in the information because it is very much in the public interest that the details of all bodies (current and past) charged with implementing such radical and broad-ranging change be made available for scrutiny.

Yours faithfully,

sheila struthers

Scottish Government

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Dear Sheila

Please find attached membership and Minutes of the Data Linkage Framework Operations Group.

Please note that although there is a list of members the group is a loose network of people with different people attending each meeting, rather than a group with fixed membership.

Kind regards
Catherine


Catherine Millington
Office of the Chief Statistician + Performance
Scottish Government
Telephone: 0131 244 4419
Email: [email address]

I work part time. My working days are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Tuesday and Thursday I only work in the mornings.

For information about the data linkage framework please visit the following website
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statis...

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Scottish Government

Dear Sheila

Thank you for your request dated 8 April 2013 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for a list of the members of the Data Linkage Framework Operations Group and the minutes of all the group's meetings.

We have now completed our search for the information you request, and a copy has been provided by email.

If you are unhappy with this response to your request, you may ask us to carry out an internal review, by writing to our Director, David Rogers, St Andrews House, Regent Road, Edinburgh, EH1 3DG. Your request should explain why you wish a review to be carried out, and should be made within 40 working days of receipt of this letter, and we will reply within 20 working days of receipt. If you are not satisfied with the result of the review, you then have the right to make a formal complaint to the Scottish Information Commissioner.

Kind Regards
Catherine

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sheila struthers

Thank you very much Catherine. Sheila

Scottish Government

Thank you for your email. I am out of the office until 22 April and will
respond to your message when I return. If you need a response sooner than
this please contact Victoria
([email address]).

 

 

Thanks

Catherine

 

Please note that I work part time. My work days are Monday, Tueday and
Thursday. On Tuesday and Thursday I only work in the mornings.

 

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