FOI reference: FOI/18/00497
Date received: 14 February 2018
Date responded: 8 March 2018
Information on the annual spend in the local press of Road Traffic Regulation Orders (when there are going to be road closures etc) both the consultation and the Order. A history of annual spends or just your latest years figures would be fantastic.
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.
Our annual spend for January 2017 to December 2017 in the local press of Road Traffic Regulation Orders was £494,616.97.This includes advertising for Temporary and Permanent Road Traffic Regulation Orders.
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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House