FOI reference: FOI/18/00726
Date received: 9 March 2018
Date responded: 9 April 2018
All amounts paid in farm subsidies (of whatever kind) over the past ten years to the Firm of William Russell.
All amounts paid in farm subsidies (of whatever kind) over the past ten years to WR Lawson.
The answer to your second question is shown in the table attached.
While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some of the information you have requested because an exemption under section s38(1)(b) (personal information) of FOISA applies to that information because it is personal data of a third party, i.e. the partners in the Firm of William Russell, and disclosing it would contravene the data protection principles in Schedule 1 to the Data Protection Act 1998. This exemption is not subject to the 'public interest test', so we are not required to consider if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption.
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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House