- 26 Sep 2017
FOI reference: FOI/17/01898
Date received: 18 August 2017
Date responded: 14 September 2017
You asked for a copy of the Full State Aid application submitted to Brussels by the Glasgow State Aid Unit plus all the advice and information provided by the State Aid Unit and Scottish Natural Heritage for the recent State Aid application for the Scottish Goose Management Scheme for internationally protected geese.
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 enclose the information you requested.
|Cost Calculations||Annex A||Excel||216KB|
|Payment Rates||Annex B||Excel||16KB|
|Financial Guidelines||Annex C||134KB|
|Grant Information||Annex D||71KB|
|EU Guidelines for State Aid||Annex E||420KB|
|Agri-environmental Climate Commitment||Annex F||278KB|
|Scheme Requirement||Annex G||216KB|
|Response to Commission Queries||Annex H||302KB|
|Scheme Outlines||Annex I||420KB|
|Countryside (Scotland) Act 1967||Annex J||1.1MB|
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