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S5W-08908: Neil Findlay (Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 20 April 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-08436 by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 20 April 2017, whether it considers the response that "you may wish to approach Edinburgh College for this information" is consistent with paragraph 1.2(d) of the Scottish Ministerial Code, which states that "Ministers should be as open as possible with the Parliament and the public, reflecting the aspirations set out in the Report of the Consultative Steering Group on the Scottish Parliament. They should refuse to provide information only in accordance with the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and other relevant statutes", and what the reasons are for its position on this matter.

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 5 May 2017

The Scottish Government is not involved the recruitment process for staff at Edinburgh College and therefore it does not hold this information.

As the College will be in a position to answer your enquiry more fully, it is entirely appropriate to suggest you liaise with them directly.