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Offer and rejection letters for applications to Local Rail Development Fund: FOI release

Published: 4 Oct 2018

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

Published:
4 Oct 2018
Offer and rejection letters for applications to Local Rail Development Fund: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/18/02471
Date received: 4 September 2018  
Date responded: 2 October 2018
 
Information requested
Copies of all the offer and rejection letters for applications to the Local Rail Development Fund, including the annexes providing further information on the decision. 
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.

I enclose a copy of all of the information you requested. 

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