- 26 Oct 2018
Date received: 7 October 2018
Date responded: 25 October 2018
Information about the A77 trunk road from Ayr to Stranraer under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
1. Please provide information which shows how many claims for repair to vehicles arising from potholes and road defects have been received by Scotland Transerv since the start of the contract period.
2. How many of these claims have been accepted for liability by Scotland Transerv South West.
3. How many of these claims have been fully settled.
4. How many claims remain unresolved by claimants.
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 have numbered our response for ease of reference; 1. Since the start of the contract period, there has been 165 claims for repair to vehicles arising from potholes and road defects received by Scotland Transerv.
- Claims paid are on a ‘without prejudice’ basis.
- A total of 10 claims have been settled and 148 have been repudiated.
- There are 7 outstanding cases which are currently being processed.
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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House