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M8 M73 M74 Motorway Improvements Project: EIR release

Published: 24 Aug 2017

Information request and response under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

FOI reference: FOI/17/01738
Date received: 24 July 2017
Date responded: 21 August 2017

Information requested

Details of the number of other vehicles who have made a claim for damage by sheet metal/road signs since the road project begun. If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under your Section 16 obligations, as to how I can refine my request to be included in the scope of the Act. In any case, if you can identify ways that my request could be refined please provide further advice and assistance to indicate this.

Response

As the information you have requested is 'environmental information' for the purposes of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (EIRs), we are required to deal with your request under those Regulations. We are applying the exemption at section 39(2) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA), so that we do not also have to deal with your request under FOISA.

This exemption is subject to the 'public interest test'. Therefore, taking account of all the circumstances of this case, we have considered if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption. We have found that, on balance, the public interest lies in favour of upholding the exemption, because there is no public interest in dealing with the same request under two different regimes. This is essentially a technical point and has no material effect on the outcome of your request.

I can confirm that 13 claims have been made relating to road signs/sheet metal since the commencement of the project.

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Contact

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Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG

Published:
24 Aug 2017
M8 M73 M74 Motorway Improvements Project: EIR release