Scottish Goose Management Scheme, state aid application information: EIR release

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

FOI reference: FOI/17/01898
Date received: 18 August 2017
Date responded: 14 September 2017

Information requested

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.

Title Attachment File Type Size
Cost Calculations Annex A Excel 216KB
Payment Rates Annex B Excel 16KB
Financial Guidelines Annex C PDF 134KB
Grant Information Annex D PDF 71KB
EU Guidelines for State Aid Annex E PDF 420KB
Agri-environmental Climate Commitment Annex F PDF 278KB
Scheme Requirement Annex G PDF 216KB
Response to Commission Queries Annex H PDF 302KB
Scheme Outlines Annex I PDF 420KB
Countryside (Scotland) Act 1967 Annex J PDF 1.1MB

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FOI-17-01898 Annex A Cost Calculations.xls
FOI-17-01898 Annex B Payment Rates.xlsx
FOI-17-01898 Annex C Financial Guidelines.pdf
FOI-17-01898 Annex D Grant Information.pdf
FOI-17-01898 Annex E EU Guidelines for State Aid.pdf
FOI-17-01898 Annex G Scheme Requirments.pdf
FOI-17-01898 Annex H Response to Commission Queries.pdf
FOI-17-01898 Annex I Scheme Outlines.pdf
FOI-01898 Annex J Countryside Scotland Act 1967.pdf


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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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