- 6 Aug 2019
Date received: 16 Jul 2019
Date responded: 6 Aug 2019
You asked for
- A breakdown of spend of the £10 million pledged by the Scottish Government for road maintenance.
- This information broken down by local authority area.
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.
The total road length within each council area, taken as a percentage of Scotland’s total local authority length was used to determine each councils share of the extra £10 million for additional repairs to road surfaces.
The breakdown by local authority area is in the table below;
|Aberdeen City Council||267,000.00|
|Argyll & Bute Council||333,000.00|
|City of Edinburgh Council||480,000.00|
|Comhairle nan Eilean Siar||172,000.00|
|Dumfries & Galloway Council||542,000.00|
|Dundee City Council||155,000.00|
|East Ayrshire Council||218,000.00|
|East Dunbartonshire Council||157,000.00|
|East Lothian Council||181,000.00|
|East Renfrewshire Council||136,000.00|
|Glasgow City Council||563,000.00|
|Highland Council The||940,000.00|
|North Ayrshire Council||213,000.00|
|North Lanarkshire Council||438,000.00|
|Orkney Islands Council||120,000.00|
|Perth & Kinross Council||391,000.00|
|Scottish Borders Council||401,000.00|
|Shetland Islands Council||134,000.00|
|South Ayrshire Council||214,000.00|
|South Lanarkshire Council||509,000.00|
|West Dunbartonshire Council||113,000.00|
|West Lothian Council||280,000.00|
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 Andrews House