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EU funding for road construction in Scotland: FOI release

Published: 9 Apr 2018
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Public sector

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/18/00777
Date received: 7 February 2018
Date responded: 22 March 2018

Information requested

Between 1999 and the present date has there been any funding received from the EU for road construction in Scotland? If so, I would be obliged if details of the projects and funding granted be supplied to me.

Between 1999 and the present date has any EU funding been sought for road construction by the UK Government on behalf of the Scottish Executive/Government? If so, I would be obliged if details of the projects and funding sought be supplied to me.

Between 1999 and the present date has the Scottish Executive/Scottish Government requested the UK Government to seek EU funding for road construction that were not taken forward by the UK Government? If so, I would be obliged if details of the projects and reasons why the request was not taken forward by the UK Government be supplied to me.

Response

Between 1999 and the present date no funding was received from the EU for road construction in Scotland.

Between 1999 and the present date no EU funding has been sought for road construction by the UK Government on behalf of the Scottish Executive/Government.

Between 1999 and the present date the Scottish Executive/Scottish Government has not requested the UK Government to seek any EU funding for road construction that was not taken forward by the UK Government.

This does not include EU funding received for the deployment or development of Intelligent Transport Systems that may have included a minor construction related element. Nor does it include funding provided by the European Investment Bank as part of a consortium contracted to design, build, finance and operate privately financed road schemes such as the M8 M73 M74 Motorway Improvements 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:
9 Apr 2018
EU funding for road construction in Scotland: FOI release