FOI Request Childcare Blueprint Response
Please could you provide me in digital format with your local authority’s full submission and expansion plan, along with any associated additional documentation, submitted in response to the Scottish Government’s Childcare Blueprint for 2020 Action Plan and Guidance.
The information you requested is available here.
The expansion plan and associated additional documentation was submitted after being discussed at meeting of the Moray Council held on the 27th of September 2017. The report was submitted, and considered, by the Moray Council in confidence in terms of Section 50A(4) and (5) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, as amended. The reason being that the “report contains information relating to any terms proposed or to be proposed in the course of negotiations for a contract for the supply of goods and services”.
The report remains confidential and this information is exempt from disclosure under Section 33(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002; Commercial interests and the economy – disclosure would, or would be likely to, prejudice substantially the commercial interests of any person.
Considering the public interest in the documents requested we have released all parts of the expansion plan and associated additional documentation that are not prejudicial to commercial interests. Therefore, the “Early Learning and Childcare Delivery Plan” has been released with one part redacted (on page 28), the associated finance template has not been disclosed.