Date lodged: 2 May 2017
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-07548 by Jeane Freeman on 24 April 2017, whether it will make the information requested regarding the feasibility study on increasing carers allowance available for MSPs by placing it in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) and, if so, whether it will do so before Carers Week commences on 12 June 2017.
Answered by: Jeane Freeman 16 May 2017
The Scottish Government has no authority in relation to the DWP feasibility study which is not held by the Scottish Government for the purposes of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act (FOISA) because the report has been received in confidence from the UK Government. This means that, under the terms of section 3(2)(a)(ii) of FOISA, we are unable to disclose the information.