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Dear Scottish Government,

I am making a freedom of information request regards the recent change from terming sectarianism as that to the use of anti Irish, Anti Catholic or anti Irish Catholic.

I require all emails, briefing documents that are internal to the Scottish Government highlighting these term/s anti- Irish catholic, anti Irish or anti Catholic is used. Also, if this change from the term sectarian or racist will only apply to anti Irish Catholic perceived hate crimes or will the force e.g use the phrase anti British Protestant hate crimes?

Furthermore I request all correspondence between the Scottish Government and Police Scotland, from its ministers, SPAD's and civil servants discussing the change of terminology from sectarian to anti Irish or anti Irish Catholic etc.

Yours faithfully,

Mark Taylor

Scottish Government

Our Reference: 202100234954

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Dear Mark Taylor,

 

Thank you for your request dated 31 August 2021 under the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for: all emails, briefing
documents that are internal to the Scottish Government highlighting these
term/s anti- Irish catholic, anti Irish or anti Catholic is used. Also, if
this change from the term sectarian or racist will only apply to anti
Irish Catholic perceived hate crimes or will the force e.g use the phrase
anti British Protestant hate crimes? Furthermore I request all
correspondence between the Scottish Government and Police Scotland, from
its ministers, SPAD's and civil servants discussing the change of
terminology from sectarian to anti Irish or anti Irish Catholic etc.

 

We received your request on 31 August 2021 and will respond in accordance
with FOISA by 28 August 2021.

 

If you have any queries, please contact me quoting case number
202100234954.

 

Kind regards,

Laura Wilkinson

 

Laura Wilkinson (she/her)

Community Safety Unit

Scottish Government

Email: [1][email address]

 

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Dear Scottish Government,

Thank you for your reply can you confirm the date you say you will reply by as it seems as it is another Scottish Government mistake. The 28th August has passed.

Yours faithfully,

Mark Taylor

Scottish Government

Dear Mark Taylor,

Apologies it should have said 28th September, I can confirm you should receive a response by then.

Kind regards,
Laura Wilkinson

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Scottish Government

Dear Mark Taylor,

I refer to my letter of 13 September about your request under the Freedom
of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for ‘all emails, briefing
documents that are internal to the Scottish Government highlighting these
term/s anti- Irish catholic, anti-Irish or anti Catholic is used. Also, if
this change from the term sectarian or racist will only apply to anti
Irish Catholic perceived hate crimes or will the force e.g use the phrase
anti British Protestant hate crimes? Furthermore I request all
correspondence between the Scottish Government and Police Scotland, from
its ministers, SPAD's and civil servants discussing the change of
terminology from sectarian to anti Irish or anti Irish Catholic etc.’

Under section 10(1) of FOISA, our response to your request is due on 28^th
September.  Unfortunately, it is taking longer than expected to deal with
your request because of current exceptional demand in general
correspondence. I apologise for this delay and hope to be able to send you
a response shortly.

Kind regards,

Laura Wilkinson

 

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