Road closure figures A83 Inveraray to Tarbet 2017: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/18/01338
Date received: 4 May 2018
Date responded: 30 May 2018

Information requested

The A82 road closure figures for 2017,section between Inveraray and Tarbet.

This was later clarified to the A83.

As the information requested is 'environmental information' for the purposes of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (EIRs), we are required to deal with the 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 the 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 the request.


Please see the attached Annex A which details the information we hold for A83 road closures for 2017.

Exception 10(5)(a) of the EIRs (prejudice to international relations, defence, national security or public safety) has been applied to some of the information you have requested. This exception applies because disclosure of this information would, or would be likely to endanger the physical or mental health or safety of an individual.

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