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Letters submitted to Deposit Return Scheme(DRS) Implementation Advisory Group chair: EIR release

Published: 25 Jun 2019

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

Published:
25 Jun 2019
Letters submitted to Deposit Return Scheme(DRS) Implementation Advisory Group chair: EIR release
FOI reference: FOI/19/01342
Date received: 29 May 2019
Date responded: 24 Jun 2019
Information requested

You asked for copies of “three letters submitted collectively by industry stakeholders to DRS Implementation Advisory Group chair Don McGillivray ahead of the group’s meeting last Tuesday (21 May). I believe these were submitted on Monday 21 May.”

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 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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