SIC SQA project in Bahrain – On 28 March 2013, Mr Briggs asked the Scottish Ministers (the Ministers) for communications about a Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) project in Bahrain. The Ministers provided some information, but withheld other information on the basis that disclosure would, or would be likely to, inhibit substantially the free and frank provision of advice or exchange of views (section 30(b) of FOISA).
Following an investigation, the Commissioner found that the Ministers had been entitled to withhold most of the information, but that some information should be disclosed.
 ScotIC 039 – 2014
Updated: 01 December 2021; Ref: scu.522716