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Report: A77 Trunk road speed limit Revocation Order:FOI release

Published: 30 May 2018

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

Published:
30 May 2018
Report: A77 Trunk road speed limit Revocation Order:FOI release

FOI reference: FOI/18/01316
Date received: 4 May 2018
Date responded: 30 May 2018

Information requested

A copy of the Report on which the Minister based his decision regarding the A77 Trunk Road (Bogend to Dutchhouse)(50MPH Speed Limit) Revocation Order 2011.

Response

Please see the attached briefing note, upon which the Minister for Transport and the Islands based his decision.

Reasons for not providing information

An exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applies to a small amount of the information requested because it is personal data of a third party, ie names/contact details of individuals 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.

Exemptions under sections 30(b)(i) and 30(b)(ii) of FOISA (free and frank advice and exchange of views) apply to some of the information requested. These exemptions apply because disclosure would, or would be likely to, inhibit substantially the free and frank provision of advice and exchange of views for the purposes of deliberation. The exemptions recognise the need for Ministers to have a private space within which to seek advice and views from officials before reaching the settled public position which will be given in whatever final press lines are used.

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