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Herbicide spraying carried out at Glenlora, Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire: FOI release

Published: 20 Nov 2017

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

20 Nov 2017
Herbicide spraying carried out at Glenlora, Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire: FOI release

FOI reference: FOI/17/02224
Date received: 31 August 2017
Date responded: 12 October 2017

Information requested

Information in relation to herbicide spraying work carried out in a field at Glenlora, Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire.


I enclose a copy of the information you requested.

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 of exemptions under section 38(1)(b) (personal information) of FOISA applies to that information. The reasons why that exemption(s) applies are explained below.

You may wish also to note that some of the information supplied is exempt under s38(1)(a) in that it is your own personal data. We have supplied copies of the data that is exempted under this latter section as it would be unhelpful to you to supply it separately under s7 of the Data Protection Act 1998.

Reasons for not providing information

An exemption applies.

An exemption(s) under section(s) s38(1)(a) (your own personal information) and s38(1)(b) (personal information relating to a third party) of FOISA applies to some the information you have requested. 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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