Date lodged: 5 June 2018
To ask the Scottish Government for what reason parts of the Appraisal of Options for the Specification of the 2018 Northern Isles Ferry Services Final Report have been redacted and, in light of this, what its position is on how elected representatives and others will be able to effectively scrutinise and advise on its content.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 13 June 2018
The information has been redacted due to commercial sensitivity considerations relating to the operator of the current Public Service contract. This is a standard practice where required when publishing reports containing commercially sensitive information.