- 16 Nov 2018
Date received: 24 October 2018
Date responded: 15 November 2018
While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some of the information you have requested because an exemption under section 33 (1) (b), commercial interests of FOISA applies to that information. This exemption applies because disclosure would or would likely prejudice substantially the commercial interests of Abellio ScotRail.
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.
Please see documents 1-5 for the information that can be released.
Q3) Copies of the most recent staff satisfaction survey results.
Q4) A breakdown between long and short term sickness and absence rates since 2017
While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested. We do not hold a breakdown between long and short term sickness and absence rates from 2017.
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses
Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House