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Maintenance records M74 southbound Junction 9: FOI release

Published: 7 Sep 2018

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

Published:
7 Sep 2018
Maintenance records M74 southbound Junction 9: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/18/02155  
Date received: 13 August 2018
Date responded: 6 September 2018
 
Information requested

"We should be obliged if you could provide records for the maintenance of M74, southbound, near Junction 9, for the 3 months prior to 25th January 2018 and for the week after. We understand you are responsible for the gritting of these areas.”

Response

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.

In reponse to your request, please refer to Annex A which is the inspection defect report for 3 months prior to 25 January 2018 and for the week after for the M74 southbound near Junction 9. Annex B contains details of any road works that also took place. Within Annex B, the relevent works activity for each set of road works is also provided.

 
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foi-18-02155 Annex A

4 page PDF
47.0 kB

foi-18-02155 Annex B

10 page PDF
2.2 MB

Contact

Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit 
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000 
The Scottish Government 
St Andrew's House 
Regent Road 
Edinburgh 
EH1 3DG