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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-00128: Adam Tomkins (Glasgow)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 19 May 2016

To ask the Scottish Government whether the Scottish Information Commissioner is subject to purdah.

Answered by: Derek Mackay 31 May 2016

No, the commissioner is not subject to purdah because she is not part of the Scottish Government. The commissioner is an independent public official appointed by Her Majesty the Queen on the nomination of the Scottish Parliament.