Date received: 5 November 2018
Date responded: 5 December 2018
The following exemptions apply to your request:
An exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applies to a small amount of the information requested because it is personal data of a third party, ie names/contact details of individuals, and disclosing it would contravene the data protection principles in Schedule 1 to the Data Protection Act 1998. This exemption is not subject to the 'public interest test', so we are not required to consider if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption.
Section 25 (1) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (the Act) exempts information from disclosure where the requester can reasonably obtain the
information without making a request for it.
Section 33 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) contains four distinct exemptions. Information may be withheld if:
- it is a trade secret (section 33(1 )(a));
- disclosure would (or would be likely to) prejudice substantially the commercial interests of any person or organisation (section 33(1)(b));
- disclosure would (or would be likely to) prejudice substantially the economic interests of the whole or part of the UK (section 33(2)(a)); or
- disclosure would (or would be likely to) prejudice substantially the financial
interests of an administration in the UK (section 33(2)(b)).
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
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