Suspension of European Social Fund (noticed on hold because user surname not provided)

The request was refused by Scottish Government.

Manfred Stobartson

Dear Scottish Government,

I note potential delay in answering this FOI
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s...

The question is very much in the public interest - I await your response to my identical FOI request below:

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Dear Scottish Government,

I understand that the ESF and ERDF programmes in Scotland have both been forced into a period of suspension following an audit by the European Commission on Scottish Government in their capacity as Managing Authority.

Can you please provide the following specific pieces of information:
- Audit report(s) which outline the reasons for pre-suspension and subsequent suspension.
- Summary of the key findings of the audit report(s) issued internally.
- Scottish Govt written response(s) submitted to the auditors.

Yours faithfully,

Manfred Stobartson

Scottish Government

Our Reference: 202000016406

Dear Manfred Stobartson,

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Good afternoon Mr Stobartson

 

Please find attached an official reply to your recent request for
information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA).

 

The unique reference number assigned to this request is noted in the
subject header.

 

Kindest regards

 

Kim

 

 

Kim Cunningham | Senior FoI Case Handler

FoI Hub | Governance Branch | Directorate for Economic Development | The
Scottish Government

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